N. Gordon Cosby
The majority of people are settlers. They like to settle a land pioneered by others. There are fewer paradigm shifters and paradigm pioneers, those who are ready, and sometimes even eager, to enter the new. The biblical understanding is that the new is always beckoning us. God, by definition, is "One who does a new thing." And our desperate need is for the new. A new neighborhood. A new city. A new world which respects and honors and cares for all of its people. The paradigm shifters and the pioneers are the ones who lead us into that newness.
Source: Sermon by Gordon Cosby (September 7 1989) as quoted in a daily e-mail from Inward-Outward, a ministry of Church of the Savior in Washington, DC.
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