It is time for the mystics … the prophets … the crazy ones … the misfits … the rebels … the troublemakers … the round pegs in the square holes … the passionate visionaries…the ones who see things differently… that are not fond of rules … to step forward to guide people toward love without the distraction of tribal affiliations.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they will change things when they start loving people and showing them how to love the way Jesus loved … They will push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see loving geniuses, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world with love are the ones who will do it.
Please forgive my arrogance in borrowing so heavily from Steve Jobs. But I was reminded of his quote in a wonderful message I listened to recently (see video below) and dared to tweak it.
I know that God is already working through many people and institutions…a few quick examples by my estimation are Lutheran Church of Hope in Des Moines (Lutheran Church of Hope, Richard Rohr, Andy Stanley, Timothy Keller, and James Martin…more to come…but these are top of mind.
I know that I am not a lone voice crying in the wilderness, but I want to very openly join the chorus.
We need to focus our voices on the creative, generous, collaborative, inclusive, reckless, exhaustive love of God as modeled for us in Jesus so that we can use that love to change ourselves, our homes, our workplaces, and our communities.
As my regular readers surely have observed, this blog has been shifting toward a much more faith forward, Jesus centric focus. I still love writing about business and leadership…and I am still a “minimalist”…but I am being compelled to focus on the space where the love of God meets leadership and entrepreneurship in a manner that rejects materialism because materialism distracts us from loving people.
There will eventually be a new site/page launched, but I will continue to post on Minimalist Manager when the topic is a good fit.
I hope you will all join me in this Start With Love journey.
Be careful though, when you begin to Be in this love you can’t help but want to be different…to be a misfit.
I would love to hear your feedback and talk about this new focus!
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