After another week in Honduras, one thing has become stunningly clear…
I can’t fix their problems.
We experience. We feel. We brainstorm. We dialog.
We should do this. We could try that. What if we?
They need to do this. Or they should try that. What if they?
Our efforts are futile when they start with us. Our world is small when who we are, what we think, or what we can accomplish is the root of our action. The answer for Honduran poverty, American consumerism, government corruption, rampant fatherlessness, sustainable economic viability (pick your issue) will never originate in what we can do.
It rests in what God has already done.
The only hope for root transformation in my personal life or in the complexity of an entire culture is Jesus Christ.
Here’s an entry from my journal during our time in Honduras:
“The Gospel is the transforming power, not our wisdom and problem solving. Does that mean we shouldn’t work? No! But everything we do must be a response to what Christ has already done. Less focus on our efforts, more focus on His accomplishments.”
What do you think? Do you agree? Love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
More on our trip to Honduras later this week.