John Sowers is the president of The Mentoring Project, an organization I proudly support. This morning John tweeted an insight likely related to his work at TMP, but which I’ve found to be true in all facets of life:
Transformation rides in the backseat of relationship.
— johnsowers (@johnsowers) September 13, 2012
Many of us, myself included tend to get that backwards. We see relationship as the reward for transformation.
Clean up your life first, then approach God.
Make yourself cool/smart/attractive, then you’ll be surrounded by dear friends.
Get your act together, then you’ll be worth my time.
John’s observation calls us out of that trap. The truth is that meaningful relationships come first, so that’s where we ought to invest ourselves.
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