“At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can’t.” Rodney Dangerfield
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill
Today is Reformation Day and we Protestants celebrate the liberation of the church and the steadfast adherence to the Bible and all its truths. Martin Luther was a young man when he nailed the 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany.
Youth allows you the energy to fight for what you believe in. Age softens us and gets in the way of our fervor. By the time we reach our 70s, we’ve all but given up and often give in to the injustices around us. We become complacent and hope that the young people will fix things for us.
In most cases, change is necessary and doesn’t happen overnight. In Martin Luther’s case, the invention of the printing press was a powerful tool that made the Reformation possible. Today we have an even more powerful tool available to us – the Internet. With its onset, we have the world at our fingertips and even us old fogies can now have a voice when it comes to change.
When you believe strongly in something,
isn’t it worth putting your opinion out there?
We have become accustomed to instant news, instant gratification, fast food, immediate communication. What a perfect time for instant truth.
Our country is a mess. Our media and government are in cahoots. We can’t believe a thing we’re being fed. We’ve come to rely on wiki leaks as our news source. Our leaders and potential governing officials have tasted the glory that comes along with their positions and have forgotten who they work for. When things get this bad,
Reformation is necessary to make those changes and we’ve been blessed with a way to make it happen. Use your computers for good. Spread the Word. With God’s intervention, we can change the world.