Life a Weblog for Young Adults
Adam Thomas, author of Red Revolution, spoke at last year’s Collegiate Weeks. This podcast contains his entire message from the event. Be sure to take a look at this year’s Collegiate Weeks lineup. We’ll be bringing you more messages from last year’s event in the coming months, so subscribe to the podcast to catch every episode.
Do you ever wonder if you are making a difference? I know I do. Whether you are in school, working a full time job, a stay at home mom, or a top executive we all have it within us to somehow make the world a better place. I have the joy of working within a Christian organization that takes the message of Christ to the world through resources and events and yet I even sometimes wonder what kind of impact I am having in the world.
From the outside looking in, the idea that there is a single Being in the universe who is powerful enough—or arrogant enough in some people’s minds—to presume to have a plan for every other being in the universe, amounts to little more than magic or superstition. Christ-followers affirm the truth that the Almighty does indeed have a plan but add that His plan is one of love for His creation. We counter the superstitious assumptions, but many of us seek to find God’s will in superstitious ways.
What better New Year’s resolution than to stop doing nothing? It’s great to dialog and debate about the world’s poverty issues, but taking action is really what matters. Here’s my New Year’s resolution—”In 2009…I will expect the moments God gives me to help someone in need, and I won’t let my busy life or selfish tendencies get in the way of doing what’s right”. What’s your resolution?
“Every person, from every culture, has the opportunity to enrich someone else’s life. When we choose to do life together, in diversity, we are embracing the excitement and creativity that sort of life brings. That’s the kind of unity that points to Christ.”