Famous quote by Leo Tolstoy:
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Great thoughts, whilst dreaming of changing the world, making a difference in the community, in our church, in a local school, with some young people, do we reflect on simple but powerful changes we could make to ourself.
So often as Christians we can be guilty of talking about changing the world but doing the opposite in our lives. Looking to be green but still driving the car for small journeys, filling the kettle too much, leaving our mobile phone charger on all the time. We talk about the unfairness of life for farmers in Africa and South America, and yet we still buy Tesco Value or Sainsbury’s Basics – we still look for the cheapest deal. We talk about developing community yet we still don’t know what are neighbours are called, let alone had them round for dinner.
As we rightly want to change the world, let us remember to start with ourselves.