Change or die

Change or die: an extreme calling and paradox

This was the title of a colleague’s sermon. Seems extreme. But it’s true. Change is happening. If you don’t adjust to it in some way, life as you know it ceases to flourish.


But there’s another paradox that’s also true: die to change. Die to self in order to live a life of love and transformation. Seems extreme too but it seems the more noble and admirable way to approach the ever changing world. 


Self-less love. It’s an excellent way to deal with change. And its a praiseworthy way to change the world.


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. Phil 4:8


Until Everyone Hears,





  1. Dave Pipitone on March 24, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Good thoughts – and words, Shannon.

    • skarafanda on March 25, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Dave!

  2. Ernie Hamman on March 25, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Great article.

    • skarafanda on March 25, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thank you Ernie!

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