transforming society

“Students of social change tell us that it is better to aim at consensus within a strategic minority rather than to waste time and breath at soliciting the conformity of the majority. Since a movement for change involves vision and sacrifice it is not possible to start with the many. Very few people can see ten steps ahead of them. Most are too enclosed in the realities of the present to be able to imagine an alternative future. It takes a lot of imagination to believe that with the coming of Christ, a new order has come into being.”

Melba Padilla Maggay, Transforming Society: Reflections On The Kingdom And Politics, (Quezon City: Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture, 1996), 121-122.

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Posted on March 3, 2010, in Haphazard, Mission and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sick quote….

    the keyword for me is ‘strategic minority’. It’s easy to find a minority that is discontent with the status quo…. but a strategic minority is a totally different thing.

    What makes a minority strategic?

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