Thursday, December 8, 2005

Surrendering to the Passions of God

Been reading in Mystics and Miracles: True Stories of Lives Touched by God, by Bert Ghezzi. Part Six is called “Miracles that Changed the Course of History.” It begins with this quote from Clare Boothe Luce:
The saints give little thought to changing the world around them. They are too busy changing the world within them. They are not out to reform Caesar, but to conform themselves to Christ.
Later, Ghezzi comments: “The surrender of the saints gave God permission to intervene directly in human events. That accounts for the flow of signs and wonders in their wakes.”

We change the world, not by trying to change the world, but by surrendering to God. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else will be taken care of.

Mary understood this and lived it out. She said, “Behold the servant of the LORD! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). Indeed, the world changed.

We change the earth by surrendering to the passions of God.