24 July 2018
What Might Happen Philosophy ~ Indifferent Safety
Greetings Dear Reader,
The idea that we need to be safe on a personal, local, and national level is reasonable. I must, however, consider the cost of that safety. I must always weigh safety against sacrifice. We must do some things to be safe in light of what might happen. We wear seat belts in cars because there might be an accident. That is reasonable.
If my national security endangers the lives of the innocent then is it worth defending? I am not sure where that line is but I know that I am required to sacrifice for the wellbeing of others. I cannot justify letting others suffer because of what someone might do.
On the personal level, I cannot withhold doing good for others because of what they might do or become. They are responsible for what they do with what they are given. It is my obligation to do what is right and good. The Father will sort out the rest.
I cannot meter my doing what is right based on what others might do in response. It is my obligation and privilege to do good no matter the behavior of others. I need only look at what Christ did in response to the things we do to understand this principle on a personal level. I cannot adopt a philosophy of refusal to help based on others actions. That is not following in faith.
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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