Below is a piece of a great post from Trevin Wax:
“The cultural pressure upon us will increase. We better be okay with standing out from the rest of the world, no matter how unpopular it makes us.
We also better get used to people saying we are filled with hate and vitriol toward neighbors we disagree with. And we should do our best to show the world so much love that those labels don’t stick.
Maybe the way God is teaching us to reach out to the maligned and marginalized is by letting us taste the same kind of social ostracism.
Maybe the less we seek the love of society, the more we’ll be free to love others in God’s image.
Maybe the cultural car is careening toward the cliff, and we’re supposed to be the people who are standing with our arms outstretched saying, “Stop! You know not what you do.”
I don’t have all the answers to the ethical issues we face today. Nor do I know what issues will soon appear on the horizon.
What I do know is this: when things get complicated, we should remember the basics.
- This world God created is good. He has a plan for it. We’re going somewhere.
- This world is broken. We’ve all rebelled against our good and loving Father. We’re lost.
- God demonstrates His great love for us in that even in our sinfulness and rebellion, He sent Christ to die for us.
- The world will be redeemed. The great story of our world will have chapters where all hope seems to be lost, but like all great stories, the happy ending is assured. And the sequel will never end.”