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We're Not There Until We're All There

This week, I head about the latest World Bank report that puts South Africa as the most unequal country in the world (that’s #1 of 164 countries). We live in a society where 10 percent of the population owns more than 80 percent of the wealth.

Martin Luther King Jr spoke about America having islands of poverty in oceans of prosperity. For us, it’s the other way around.

Things are desperately wrong. And it’s going to take more than a few key role players to make a difference. Making a difference is going to take all of us. It’s going to require a collective breakthrough.

We’re not there until we are all there.

Amy and I attend a conference this alongside people with people who want to make a meaningful difference. One of the speakers shared this quote

The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won't make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either” ― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Then he reminded us that we are invited into the most epic and meaningful story – God’s story of redemption, healing, hope as He masterfully weaves the threads together to take the world to a future of perfection and good. God is all about about redemption. Take what is broken, making it beautiful. Taking the oppressed, and setting them free. Bringing dead things to life, and light to the dark.

You and I have a choice to be part of what God is doing. To move when he moves, to walk in faith and obedience.

And we need fresh courage to do that. We’ve learnt that courage is the strength to persevere. The ability to act in the face of danger, discomfort and difficultly. It’s the willingness to let go of th