Real Change

As if we need another blog post on change. The word got a workout in the last presidential election. If it is not a cliche yet for a leader to invoke the promise of change while ignoring the inherent difficulties of the proposition, it should be. Seth Godin, must have been reading the Gospel of Luke when he commented on his blog that, “It's a lot easier for an organization to adopt new words than it is to actually change anything. Real change is uncomfortable. If it's not feeling that way, you've probably just adopted new words.” As I look ahead with trepidation at the work of starting a new church that embraces the possibility of change, the Gospel, and Seth Godin, remind me that it should not come easy.