Anyone else have a sense that christian discipleship is an answer to the materialist culture that is killing the future of the human species?
Do we experience the power of God to change us, to bring us out of old habits of consumption, excess, material acquisition, material ambitions? Do our lives show a "one planet" lifestyle, where we take only our fair share of the earth's resources, as a countersign against the excess and materialism of the cultures around us?
I get a vision of how my life could be if I am faithful - that's what it looks like. I am trusting that God is showing me the way I should go, step by step. I know it's not an individual's path - christian discipleship is a collective endeavour. We need each other's help in both in prayer and in practical help to make the changes required of us to live God's way.
If we experience such a leading and gathering, can our communities reach out to convince others of the joy and liberation that comes from living God's way, in such numbers that we can choose life for the future, avoiding the worst kind of global warming, welcoming God's kingdom worldwide, where justice and peace break out?