this past weekend two events rocked…one was live earth
and the other the call…
the back ground was the 40th year after the Summer of Love.
which was more significant?
both had ton’s of youthful people
both were inspiring active involvement
one was God centered
the other man centered
A conversation i had with my wife went something like this…’I’m sad that the 60’s and 70’s didn’t produce more of change for our culture…most people settled for personal peace and personal affluence at any cost’…boomers are now the richest generation in our history…’few attempted to change their world’…
live earth had thousands of people attending, but will any actually do something to make a difference?
The call had thousands of people attending…on one hand they actually were making a difference through prayer. On the other hand, my hope is that prayer and worship can somehow be connected to social justice, encouraging serving as an outward expression of a God filled heart.
Imagine if both events somehow propelled people into active service…. soul survivor in the UK has done this effectively in London combining passion, and service. Thousands of people gathering for worship, then going out to practically make a difference. They’ve tapped into the passion and desire of most people. That is: to be tapped into the Spirit of God and to make a difference in their world.
my hope for both events is that there would be movement toward action.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.