02 January 2017
Evil be thou my Good – Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
As I was pondering the year I realized that one of the things that concerns me is the continued shift in what is seen as acceptable and good in our culture. I do not expect things to get better. That is not what Christ followers are supposed to expect.
I do, however, need to be vigilant about the things that are changing around me. Between a culture that is ambivalent about rules and the acceptance of things that faith directly declares wrong I must find the path through the year without being compromised.
This does not mean that I can reject those who disagree with me. It does not allow me to condemn others. I must also not allow fear of things to guide my choices. The world will change around me and I must consider how I will represent Christ in that world without compromise and contrition.
As I walk through this thinking I have to consider the choices culture makes relative to the absolutes of my faith. When they are in contrast I must always choose faith. When the compromise does not violate the principles of my faith I must give up my preferences if it helps me be a better example.
Some of this will be hard but the truth and the right path are what the journey requires. Walk with me a bit Dear Reader and as always let me know that you think.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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