“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi
Read this quote several times and think about the implications of what is said. Most of the people associated with spiritual leadership desire to change the world. An unending list of questions would need to be answered to even consider the task.
We know the gospel is the power of God to save those who believe. The idea of changing the world, or in this context changing others, cannot be achieved by compulsion or coercion. If change is achieved by such means the results will not last.
Because this is true, the wisdom of today’s thought introduces us to significant ramifications. When we focus on changing ourselves we provide a living testimony for the world as to the benefits that come from implementing change.
The time involved to develop wisdom of this nature varies, but the value of realizing this thought cannot be overstated or underestimated.
Leading a worldwide effort of change begins simply with changing ourselves. The rest seems to take care of itself.