evolution / revolution

Only one letter differentiates evolution from revolution.

The first is a process, requiring work. It’s growth and progress and development and change, usually over time. Usually peacefully, sometimes unnoticed as it’s happening. And the end result is often striking, often for the better.

The second is a process as well, also requiring work. It’s overthrow and total revision and dramatic change and upheaval and re-do, re-do, re-do. Usually quickly, markedly, rarely going unnoticed. And the end result is often striking, often for the better.

In our hearts, work, faith, art, day-in-day-out, relationships, connections . . . both evolution and revolution exist. Both evolution and revolution are necessary. Evolution refines and revolution shatters and constructs from scratch; our lives need each one.

And I’m convinced God uses both.

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2 thoughts on “evolution / revolution

  1. I think both have a place in our lives, even if one is sneakier/more comfortable. Surprisingly, I’ve always found a revolution to be much more within my comfort zone, because I can see it happening in front of me. 🙂

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