Monday, February 4, 2013

BIG’s Blog: Mailbag: Transition vs. Transformation

“To my way of thinking, Mike, what you’re dealing with here is a dramatic change in perspective, which is non-negotiable. By way of example, Jesus told the traditionalists that you can’t patch an old garment with a new (not yet shrunken) piece of cloth, because when it shrinks it will make the torn garment worse. Also, you can’t put new wine into old wine skins . . . for a similar reason, i.e., the old skins won’t stretch. In essence, Jesus is saying you have to see things from a fresh perspective: The old rational categories no longer apply. The Church ran into a similar problem with the advent of Vatican II.  The problem is ongoing. But here’s the point. When you see this as a change in perspective--(much like The Covey “window-of-belief”)-- you don’t have to throw away the old garment, pour out the old wine or try to change your sense of identity and purpose; you just have to change your point of view to suit reality.” - Rev. Vincent T. Freeh, MSC

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