Let’s face it, if we’re not challenged, we’re living inside our own thoughts. When new ideas, new expressions of faith, new concepts, are presented to us, we struggle. We collectively close our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts to other possibilities. To be honest, we don’t want to think. If we hear a new idea, we discount it, or find a way to belittle it, if it doesn’t fit into our preconceived notion of the world, or our personal narrative. We fear the reality that new ideas may help us express our world, our faith, in a new and exciting way. We simply want to live in our own thoughts, comfortable in the distorted reality that we have everything figured out.
What we all need to do is be willing to hear the new, and different. We need to be willing to ask ourselves, “Who am I, and can I change?”