"Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything."
Psalm 46: 10 (Message)
There's a whole lot going on in this world that I don't understand. There's even more that I just plain don't know (or care to know) about. My past apathy towards all things political is currently colliding with my new found social work passion for eradicating the very real and powerful structural oppression that stems from our current political system. Where do I draw the line between fighting the political battle and focusing on the true End Result?
I'm still marinating on this issue. I know life on earth is unfair. I know there are things I can do to overcome this unfairness - even big, political things. I know I can make a difference.
But I also know that even the most pure of motives can lead to an all-encompassing, overwhelming obsession with worldly policies and systems. The politics of this world are gross, they are powerful, they are overwhelming and exhausting, but they are also arbitrary. My true purpose is clear: I am here to serve. Without Him, I can do nothing. And without this purpose as my driving force, I am only spinning my wheels.
If I want to make some changes, I'm going to need some forward motion.