Usually asked when we think someone has gone too far.
‘[You are] called to a life of purpose far beyond what you think yourself capable of living [and you have] adequate strength to fulfil your destiny.’*
Radical’s etymology is in rootedness and going to the source. What we point to as being too radical may simply be someone exploring life.
Tragically, many have give up on living long before they die. This place of exile from life can be arrived at when it is wrongly believed that more is needed to be able to live a better and more significant life.
What each have enough, all we need to begin now. We simply have to reorganise it by noticing our energy, valuing our experiences, and identifying our talents.
One thing radicals share is their orientation towards the future; being ‘anchored in the future rather than the past, drawn forward by what they truly want to see exist in the world.’**
(*Slightly adapted from Eugene Peterson’s Run With the Horses.)
(**From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)