Okay, one more quote from Kawasakiâ€™s, The Art of the Start:
â€œBy definition, reference accounts are already successful and established. Usually, they benefit from the perpetuation of the status quo. Herein lies the problem: If you have an innovative product or service, these accounts are the least likely to embrace it. They are atheists when it comes to a new religion because they are the high priests of an old orderâ€ (p. 199).
So, again, even though he is talking mainly about business, this applies to the church as well. This describes, even in religious language, the difficulty, if not impossibility, of change. This is the problem anyone who desires and attempts change faces. Where the change is most needed is where the greatest resistance lies. Moses goes to announce to Israel their imminent freedom. They resist the change. In fact, they even deny Mosesâ€™ personal transformation: â€œArenâ€™t you the one who killed the Egyptian?â€ Jesus goes to his hometown to announce the good news, and heâ€™s met with, â€œArenâ€™t you just Joseph and Maryâ€™s son?â€ We are all high priests of our old orders. Can we disrobe ourselves, die to the old order we find ourselves in, and be reborn into the new?
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