Mark Sayers: God’s subversive cell – the family

Brilliant reflection by Mark Sayers:

What is uncool? Families! Nothing is as Unhip as a Honda Odyssey. Yet strangely despite our misgivings about family, the bible positions the family against the power of Empires and Nations as a subversive cell of change, a small grouping that contains the seeds of God’s redemptive action in the world.

I love the idea of the family as a subversive cell for God – making us realise that everything is not about us, and being the catalyst for change in a culture and/ or community.  If you think about it, this makes a lot of sense because so often broken communities are preceded or accompanied by an attack on the family, or the breaking up of family units into disparate, isolated individuals trying to get by on their own.

One thought on “Mark Sayers: God’s subversive cell – the family

  1. Yes, I love his line: "There’s this mechanism within families that is a brilliant corrective to our desire to make it all about ourselves."


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