Thoughts on Change and Reform

April 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

I don’t do “change”.

But not because I’m living in the past, or tied to tradition, or blinkered, or a coward. I don’t do “change” because “change” inherently makes claims about my initiative, my ingenuity.

I don’t even do “reform”.

But not because I’m convinced my way is right, or confident I already have all the answers, or stubborn, or unimaginative. I don’t do “reform” because “reform” inherently makes claims about past ways being incorrigibly wrong ways.

I am reformed. Because God has claimed my past, my present, and my future. I rejoice in the wonders the Father has wrought in my history and the history of my forebears; I watch and listen for the movement of the Holy Spirit today; I seek to place my trust in Christ who leads me onward towards things I don’t yet know.

I am reformed; and by God’s grace I’m not through with being reformed. I am a member of the Body of Christ, the ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda.

Thanks be to God for such profligate grace and mercy.

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