How sad to see that many Christians have lived a life without any relevance to their generation. These are people who accepted the course of this world, people who are spending their lives in what a way that will not have any impact on eternity.
I see, within our churches and communities, young people who long ago stopped dreaming the dreams of God to start dreaming the dreams of men: home, food and clothing.
They simply have handed their personal projects to "save their own lives," isolating themselves in their human appetites, which are always individualistic and selfish. They have just been building their lives with the same ambitions of those who do not fear God.
But also I see a light, cool as a breeze of the morning, and brings hope of a new revolution, because I see that God has raised a people, who wants, in fact, to listen to the voice of the Master and serve Him with their lives until the end.
Priceless people, brave ones, who are building their lives under the designs of the Heavenly Father; people who actually disrupted with the course of this world.
Disciples of Christ as they are seen as revolutionaries according the eyes of the world and the religious of our day, and were seen so many other heroes of faith in their time.
Ester who dared to put her life at risk breaking a tradition in the home of the king in favour of her people, arguing that it was for that moment that God has led to the royal palace. (Esther 4)
Elias that confronted the king because of ignorance, bringing a word of discipline that did retain the rain and became the number one enemy of the state being called disruptive of Israel. (I Kings 18)
Paul and Silas, who were bold in announcing the Christ, the King of kings and so were persecuted and taxed as those who were turning the world upside down (Like the English version of verse Acts 17:6).
The religious, in their blindness, did not know they were visited by the Lord of glory. They were shouting for a Messiah in the temple and not realized that Christ entered the gates of Jerusalem in a donkey.
These disciples of Christ in our day, with its values of heaven and eternal principles, have turned the world upside down, because they preach and live the unconditional love, the personal sacrifice in favor of others; announcing the grace of a wonderful new alliance and not human precepts and philosophies; speaking about dividing rather than just gather, not being proud about titles and positions of prominence, not making use of others in favor of themselves, but they serve, without prejudiced, but receive those who are rejected and exclude, as we know that the body of Christ has many members and are in different forms and function, but sharing one whit each other.
They are the mouth who have no voice, are hands that help those who are needy, are the liberators of the captive, and are useful citizens in favour of a more decent society.
Men and women with a joy that is not the brilliance of this world, but in doing the will that the one who saved and redeemed us back to God.
So our prayer is that more revolutionaries can be raised, more paradigms being destroyed and that the values of the Kingdom can be announced, and more than that, became real.
May the flag of this new generation of revolutionaries be the love and the revolution of values became reality in our generation.
Olgálvaro Bastos Jr