Reading a fantastic book. It is a book about Steve Jobs and his life by Walter Isaacson. It is a page turner if you like to read about people that were so ahead of those around them that it made them look odd to their comtemporaries.
For example, I am only on page sixty five but as Isaacson is laying out the background and experiences as to how the innovator Steve Jobs was formed, there is a description by Bono which is a strong description of visionaries. The quote is related to how the world was changed by a rather small group of people in the computer industry in the 1960’s. Here’s the quote.
“The people who invented the twenty-first century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, (Jobs), because they saw differently,” he said. “The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thnking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence.”
I am having trouble even getting my mind around that statement.
Except…that shouldn’t we, especially Christians, be involved in these types of world changing experiences?
Shouldn’t we be the ones that are ahead of everyone else in terms of solutions and far reaching innovations.
From the revered King James Version, Acts 17:6, comes this verse.
“And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.”
Be strong, be bold, be different. Jesus was a true non-confirmist.
Be one also.