This is the second post in a series on disruption. I had planned to write about disruptive people first but there was such an outpouring of disruption stories after the introductory post that I decided to put it second in line. However, each of those stories shared had a person in them that could be considered disruptive. Tact aside, even the most blunt person can be used to guide us along in our personal and professional growth. I was reminded this weekend by my friend David Stanley about John Eldredge’s description of how disruptive Jesus is. In his book Beautiful Outlaw Eldredge puts it so well,
“His honesty and severity are measured out precisely, according to the amount of delusion and self-deception encasing his listener. When a soul is encrusted with pride, bigotry, self-righteousness, and intellectual elitism…..then that shell does need to be struck hard at times in order to cause a crack that might allow some light in. Jesus strikes with the precision of Michelangelo.”
I go into this in greater detail in the video. Who is the most disruptive person in your life that has caused you to change for the better. After all, as a connector I am able to amplify and connect those who are on a path of exposing their truest self. The more we allow disruption to change us the more we are able to change our world.