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Openness to Change

 
Change is a challenge at any age in almost any context.  Human nature seems to prefer the known, the predictable.  Churches, as we know, are no exception!  The irony is that religion is in a constant state of change, as it interacts with culture and the times, and old words acquire fresh interpretations.  You can spend your energy putting up resistance to change, or you can heed the wisdom of Socrates, who said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”