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Proverbs 29:2 NASB

I once interned with the Lakeland, Florida Planning Department. I loved the idea of not only keeping communities nice but improving them by careful, creative planning. It was a fun challenge. What I realized is that even though you can do some great planning, if the majority of the community is not in sync with the plan it will not help. To really change a community, you need to change the heart of the citizens. An old preacher once told me that to change the world you had to change a country, and to change a country you had to change communities, and to change communities you had to change families, and to change a family you had to change individuals. To change an individual, you had to change their heart. That’s where Jesus comes in. As Jesus changes hearts you begin to increase the righteous in this world. I don’t know if you will get nicer parks or more walking trails, but you will see the planet improve. Today, in Christ, be the change you want to see and #BeTheEdge.