Anne Snyder, journalist wrote in ‘Charting Social Change’:
“I think we are all feeling the frustration of historical stasis today, even as changes in technology and acceptable language have never spun faster. It’s like coherence itself is endangered, as much in the crack-up of a shared social conscience as in the pockmarked integrity of our own lives. I honour notions of sacrifice in my writing but lack the resolve to apply it consistently in real time. You call out injustice in public but feel squeamish about acknowledging your contributions to it. We text expressions of care to one another but lack the creativity to prove it off-screen. We feel exhausted by the ever-accelerating pace of modern life, by performative politics, by the cultural demand to keep up appearances and continually refine our own identities. We long for experiences of beauty, transcendence, and meaningful co-creation.
At some fundamental level, the question of social change has always been one of attention. Are we setting aside the slow and quiet space required to discern the movement of God? Have we lost the ability to be awakened to a Word beyond our own?”
As Paul, an apostle, wrote: “But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.” (Romans 7:6)
“No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment.” Jesus