A fundamental review

I haven't written a blog for a long time as I'm a firm believer that "if you don't have anything to say then don't say it."

I have though recently been reflecting on the correlation between what I say I believe and what I do in practice to show that belief. I've already touched on this in an earlier blog WYSIWYG and I feel like this might be the next step in the journey.

Early indications aren't looking too good if I'm honest.

I've started again to look at those things that I say I believe as a follower of the teachings of Jesus and to really question whether that belief is actually born out in my day to day life.

I have also been really challenged by people who would not identify as people who follow the teachings of Jesus and yet live out in their daily life more of those core beliefs than I do. What can I learn from them? I need to reorient myself and part of that process is to engage with those who reflect the teachings of Jesus far more faithfully than I do. However, by engaging with them, I'm guaranteed to be challenged and risk leaving myself vulnerable. Who knows what the public mask that's on show day in, day out, may look like after this process.

You often hear after a disaster or significant failings in an organisation that there is going to be a "fundamental review." I'm feeling that my belief system needs a fundamental review. I'm wondering too, whether all the findings will be unreservedly accepted and implemented and what fundamental change will come of that. These proceedings often take a long while, are painful and are never easy, but can bring about the change that is so desperately needed.

That's my hope and prayer.

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