Friday, September 21, 2007

Interesting Contrast

"Blessed are you, when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven."

Jesus Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:11, 12a)

"It made my heart sick to see people in the audience at the Emmy's laughing at Griffin's remarks....We believe, however, that as Christians, we should not accept mockery of our Lord quietly."

Russ Hollingsworth, explaining why he is trying to obtain signatures from a "million voices for Christ."

There is a long history, too often now forgotten by Christians in the west, of men and women being martyred for simply living out their faith. One would think that we could bear a few insults. Don't get me wrong: no one likes to have their most basic beliefs ridiculed, and those who love Christ are naturally offended when he is mocked. Nonetheless, I somehow think that bearing insults with gladness, as Jesus taught us, would make more of an impact on our world than just acting like another interest group demanding our rights.


Blogger gavin richardson said...

i was thinking much the same. how our said christian nation has gone, or is moving, post-christian. makes me think that those called christian are going to have to find the type of character that brought forth the kind of faith so many so comfortably live with now. it may be a dark time in some eyes, but i am thinking it could be a time that will reveal some fine saintly people.

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