These dangerous times show a reemergence and growing intensity of political correctness. It makes people hesitate to speak or act as a result. Are you willing to entertain the ideas of those you oppose? Can you carefully dig through the rhetoric to calmly address other ideas?
Four men came to Jesus with a poor paralytic on a mat. The crowd prevented them gaining access to the situation so they went on the roof and carefully dug a hole to lower their friend. Their unorthodox method caught the eyes of Jesus. He stopped speaking the Word to address the paralytic!
Mark 2:5 says, When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, "Son your sins are forgiven." 1
Does your behavior allow your faith in Christ to be demonstrated to others? Where is your strong confidence and reliance upon Christ? Do others understand that He is your object of trust and understanding?
These times are hard and difficult at best. We are praying for you now.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
1 The New International Version. (2011), (Mk 2:5). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan
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