Advent 2015 03: Repentance is an Embodied Reality - Tim Suttle

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change." - Edwin Friedman. That that people really can change is an essential Christian belief. However, change rarely happens in response to information or argument. People are motivated to change by relationship. In the calculus of the Kingdom of God, acts of compassion & brotherly love hold more power than doctrinal acumen or religious piety. That's the message of John the Baptist in today's passage.