Revolution from the Margins
While testing out my wife’s new Kindle I read the opening chapter to Eugene Peterson’s memoirs, The Pastor. On page 16 he writes something that I think speaks to the amazing potential there is present in Destino:
I didn’t know it as the time, but what I absorbed in my subconscious…was a developing conviction that the most effective strategy for change, for revolution — at least on the large scale that the kingdom of God involves — comes from a minority working from the margins. I could not have articulated it then, but my seminary experience later germinated into the embrace of a vocational identity as necessarily minority, that a minority people working from the margins has the best chance of being a community capable of penetrating the noncommunity, the mob, the depersonalized, function-defined crowd that is the sociological norm of America.
Destino is a movement still on the margins. We’re small but growing. It is now that we have the choice to make. Will we be a revolutionary community that seeks change from the margin, or will we be swallowed up? We can develop Destino to be the type of community that can accomplish real change in our world. But to do so will require us to embrace being on the margin, not being seduced by the glitz and glamour of the spotlight.
I think God wants to change the world. I think He wants to use Latinos to do it.