Every revolution begins with the peasant class. Normal people who get tired of their normal lives, banding together to make something different. It’s an overthrow of the established order, powered by discontent in the masses. In spiritual revolutions however, an added power exists amongst the “normal.”
26Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” – I Corinthians, Chapter 1
The power in normality is not so much that the masses have platform for banding together, it’s that God has platform for compensating. He does not share his glory with charisma, title, genius, or professional talent. He abnormal things with normal people, because in so doing he alone gets the credit.
Many think that the way forward for change is to get the right people, with the right talents, in the same place, at the same time. Maybe so, as long as by “right” we do not mean “professionally talented.” When a class of normal people band together in the name of Jesus, the times are ripe for him to lead a spiritual revolution.