Catalyst for Change
19 men changed the face of America, and dare I say the world, forever a little over 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. These men had ulterior motives as they bought tickets for flights in the perceived safe skies of America. These men were committed to their mission, to bring havoc. They were catalysts for change, intentionally or accidentally, this we can all agree on.
12 men changed the face of Jerusalem, and dare I say the world, forever over 2000 years ago. These men were selected by a then said “prophet and teacher,” who we now know is the savior of the world- Jesus Christ. They were called to learn His ways, and then to spread the good news of His saving grace to the Jews and Gentiles. They were catalysts for change, intentionally, this (I hope) we can all agree on.
There is power in numbers, as we're reminded in Deuteronomy 32:30 that one will chase 1000, and two will put 10,000 to flight. As Men all over the world are celebrated today this Father's day, the assignment for us remains the same, to be influential, simply by being catalysts for change (Read Romans 12:2, and Matthew 28: 18-20). Nonetheless, to be a catalyst of change you often need critical mass and unity (spend some time in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27). To go far, they say, is to go with others, as opposed to going fast alone. So here’s the question- who are the men you surround yourself with and what is your collective mission? What will your collective addition be to the future of humanity? What will be written about you all 20 years from now? 200 years from now? 2000 years from now? Who are your band of brothers, and what are you collectively working on?
Find your band of brothers, aka your Men’s fellowship, aka your right circle, and work together to be the catalyst for change in our world today. Happy Father's Day to all.