Tuesday, October 16, 2007
viva la cake day!
Today is the day to celebrate revolution. "A day when we remember that Marie Anne-Toinette was exectuted by the leaders of the French Revolution 214 years ago and we celebrate by following her dying wishes (i.e. the wishes that caused her to die) and we eat cake!!!" (thanks to founder, Andrew Talor for that quote)
So in honour of Cake day, i thought i'd blog about revolution.
Revolution is a profoundly subjective word and event. A revolution changes the status 'norm'.
While most revolutions come with blood running in the streets, there have been examples of bloodless revolutions. The most recient being the 1986 EDSA Revolution where the phrase "people power" was coined.
Today there is increasing signs of revolution sparking on various harizons. No one is certain if this will actually lead to anything, but many people around the world are holding their breath in expectation.
What will these changes lead to? No one can be completely certain, but every one is hoping for something better. But as a friend once said, if bringing change is brought by blood flow in the streets, it is the not sort of change we should want.
On this day when revolution is wanted and a new form of community, politics, and values are desired let us remember to DO JUSTLY, LOVE MERCY AND WALK HUMBLY WITH OUR GOD.