My own Project 2025

Project 2025 has gotten a whole lot of attention. It could be described as a jump start to a presidential administration that leans more “conservative.” It’s debatable that what is proposed is conservative, as far as I’m concerned. It’s kind of hard to argue that a proposal is conservative when the website promoting the project has this to say – “to go to work on Day One to deconstruct the Administrative State.” That kind of goes against the very definition of conservative, which is often defined as attempting to preserve norms and institutions of a society.

At any rate, the point of my post is not to debate Project 2025, but rather to offer my own Project 2025. have no fear – I’m not writing over 900 pages. And I don’t have a fancy website to promote my Project 2025. Likewise, I don’t have over 100 organizations that are supporting me either. There’s no database of people to help carry it out, and no publisher to print and promote a book with the ideas. Nope, none of that. Instead, you get a blog post.

So what is my Project 2025? It’s what I plan on doing after Inauguration Day 2025, regardless of who is taking the oath of office in DC.

So without further ado, here’s the point by point version of my Project 2025:

  1. January 20, 2025 – start the day off with prayer. We’re all going to need it. I’ll be praying for wisdom and compassion for the person taking the oath of office. I’ll be praying that people can see and are willing to see the humanity of their neighbors. I’ll be praying for soft hearts. I’ll also be praying for my friends and loved ones. I’ll be praying for myself – that I might be an instrument of peace.
  2. Listening – I will work on listening with intentionality to those I disagree with. I will listen to hear what their fears and angers are. I will listen to hear their concerns and questions. I will listen to gain understanding of who they are and what they value. I will do this in order to see their humanity – that they are made in the image of God. I will do this in order to be humble. I will do this in order as a method of peacemaking.
  3. Discipleship – My plan for this is to be a better disciple of Jesus. What does that mean? Reading more of the Gospels – especially the interactions of Jesus with his disciples. I want to see how I am like the disciples (often missing what Jesus is calling them to be or do), and trying to better listen to what Jesus is calling on my to be and do.
  4. Love my enemies – Sometimes enemies are those we choose to make enemies. And sometimes enemies are thrust upon us – we are someone else’s enemy whether we want to be or not. As far as the first category goes, my goal is to see the humanity in those enemies. And as far as the second category goes – well, I will act in love towards these people, not offer what they are giving me. Jesus has a few things to say about this – like giving water to your enemy when they are thirsty, if they take your shirt, give them the rest of your clothes. Along with this will be praying for my enemies. It becomes really hard to dehumanize someone you are praying for.
  5. Writing – I’m a writer, it’s how I dive into ideas and thoughts. As part of my Project 2025, I will be writing more. I will write more stories. I will write more articles. I will not write with the intention of winning arguments, but rather to understand and to invite people into a different and better way of living in the same space, community, country.

Consider this my first draft. I’m sure there will be more as we draw closer to January 20, 2025. I might even flesh out these ideas more too.

What is your Project 2025 – how will you live after Inauguration Day? How will you interact with others? What will you be working to promote? How will you go about it? I’m curious what you are thinking. Please share.

Lastly, Please refrain from talking about the official Project 2025. There are plenty of platforms you can do with. The point of this post is to stir your and my thinking about how we will live going forward regardless of who wins the election.

So what’s your Project 2025?

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