Dear Friends in Christ,
These are tough times. Discourse is nothing new, but technology has changed how we relate to one another. We are making trade-offs that have sobering effects.
- We are debating sensitive issues without ever looking into the eyes of the person with whom we hope to influence.
- We are condensing complex thoughts into generalizations that do not allow for individuality.
- We are rendering judgement on others based on what we think we know.
and most importantly
- We are overly zealous about things that have no eternal value, and insufficiently concerned about the things that do.
Many people believe their purpose is to change the world through advocacy on matters of the world. Jesus put us here for another reason.
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’”
It does not matter what people believe about social justice issues if they do not know Jesus when He comes again.
It does not matter how many arguments you win if you are a poor representative of God in the process.
It does not matter if you successfully convince others to your point of view, if the cost is a valued relationship.
The price many of us are paying for these choices is high. Families are divided, and relationships that were once important and valued are broken. And, of even greater importance, people are not coming to know Jesus because of it. Fortunately, God has given us tools to live at peace with one another through His Word.
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path.”
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