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Turn and face the change

The liquid-eyed poet John Keats, dead at 25 from tuberculosis: “There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.” In the same vein, from an old hymn often sung at funerals I presided over when I was in religious life: “Time, like an ever-rolling stream, / Bears all its sons away; / They fly forgotten, as a dream / Dies at the opening day.” No-one and nothing stay the same. Not even for an instant.  

Two steps forward

As the breath has two movements, so does all of life. There is a progression, an advance characterized by stability and servant leadership, and then there is a regression, a retreat characterized by instability and corrupt leadership. Where would you say we are now?