priests of an old order

Okay, one more quote from Kawasaki’s, The Art of the Start:
“By 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 order” (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 Moses’ personal transformation: “Aren’t you the one who killed the Egyptian?” Jesus goes to his hometown to announce the good news, and he’s met with, “Aren’t you just Joseph and Mary’s son?” 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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  • sandy

    I am reading about intention, and the summoning of our personal awareness to accept higher callings from within and without. Maintaining the status quo is, like Bruce Cockburn says, “The trouble with Normal is it always gets worse.”

    Luckily, transformation starts at a personal level, and the biggest struggle ( for me anyways) is against my own bad judgement and habits!

    Keep commenting David! Respond at your leisure.

  • You’re right! The biggest struggle is our own personal one. Keep up the good fight!