Imagining a new world

Shane Claiborne

…Jack’s mind returned to the wall. ‘I suppose Kingsbridge will now be a fortified town for eve more.’
‘Not for ever, but certainly until Jesus comes again.’
‘You never know,’ Jack said speculatively. ‘There may come a time when savages like William Hamleigh aren’t in power; when the laws protect the ordinary people instead of enslaving them; when the king makes peace instead of war. Think of that – a time when towns in England don’t need walls!’
Philip shook his head. ‘What an imagination,’ he said. ‘It won’t happen before Judgement Day.’

Ken Follett, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’

What the world needs is people who believe so much in another world that they cannot help but begin enacting it now.

Shane Claiborne, ‘The Irresistible Revolution’

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