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Social Systemic Failures are personal: Enough of "we can do better"

If your reaction to systemic social fails(homelessness, arts, education, community) is... "we" can fix it, then you proceed to mandate others' changes to fix things... you are part of problem, not solution. From churches, to community associations, to local governments... principles are same.
Benevolence is local. Government/governance cannot fix. It only perpetuates more failure. Want more arts... make them. Want better social services... provide them. Want better food for all... make it, grow it, give it.
Take action and make a difference where you are. Set the example and let others see your example and light.
Judging and imposing a "better" way is naive and selfish. Makes you feel better. Solves nothing. Particularly if your life is a disaster... family, results, commitment, choices... everyone has ideas. Most have good intention. Only execution actually makes a difference beyond you.
Be the change. That is enough. Stop telling everyone else what THEY nee…

I am NOT fat. I am NOT morbidly obese. SUMO awesomeness.

Learning to say the word fat has been a huge part of my emotional journey. I am not morbidly obese, nor am I fat. I have #morbidobesity and I have fat.

 I am a specific beloved firstborn child of Christ. I am fearfully and wondrously made, a little lower than the angels. I am strong, confident, and powerful because God made me thus. 

Mean, low, average... people call me names. Fat.. I have great pain associated with their perspective on my identity but that pain does not make their perspective true. By embracing and fearing, I actually validate their meanness rather than repudiating it as I normally would. 

Be who you are. Love yourself and others. Serve always. 

If you have fat and #morbidobesity and you want to have "less"... do it. This choice does not make you less in Gods eyes. (All that really matters) it does not make you more valuable in society's eyes... 
soon I will have less fat.

I will still be me. As God made me. Also, I love those sumo guys... seriously.

Shack perspective on authority

Chain of authority vs circle of relationship. We choose. 

Others will likely use and abuse us. God will not. Human paradigm is authority and rule and governance. 

Gods paradigm is relationship and love. 

Omnipotence doesn't require authority. It is authority but it is more love. 

Authority is just how we choose to try and relate and that perspective is deeply flawed.

reference: THE SHACK by Wm. Paul Young