People are crazy. No I don’t mean psychopathic nut jobs, just good old human crazy. We believe a lot of things which make no sense, but make us feel better. Whether it’s science, religion, health, or relationships we all have strange ideas about life. I don’t know everything about what’s true, and I certainly don’t have a corner on Know-It-All Street, USA. I think that sometimes the smartest thing you can do is realize that you really don’t know anything.
If someone asked me my beliefs, I could talk all day long about what I believe. I could talk about God, politics, social issues, health issues, relationships, and lots of other topics. Most people are easily lead, often by extremists whose ideas give them confidence, and reassurance that they are right. I can be an idealist at times, but usually I’m a fairly independent thinker. It takes a lot to move me, I can be stubborn, I need to be convinced by the evidence. You won’t find me quickly changing or compromising my positions, or beliefs.
While I may be hard-headed, I still enjoy hearing other people’s thoughts, I am constantly evolving my views. I refuse to be still, to never change, to be silent. I’m not on this earth to listen to people spout niceties, when they should be correcting, or agree with things that make no sense. I’m here to learn, to grow, and discover what’s really important in life. I’ve listened to people complain and bemoan over society, Christianity, politics, health and wellness. For the most part, I think that’s okay, you can protest what you see as fallacies, or inconsistencies. What makes me angry is the self-assuredness of their beliefs, they can’t see the other side, their vision is fogged.
One issue that comes to mind is homosexuality, it’s a hot button issue right now. Over the last decades, Christianity, has fought tooth and nail to keep it in the shadows of society. It’s okay to fight immorality, and sin, but lately Christians have been fighting against the wrong things. They fear that this particular vice will destroy their society, and bring about the death of their “Christian Nation”. They don’t care so much about the people, the suffering, the hurt and abandoned as they do making sure that it doesn’t spread.
Imagine I’m dying from a disease, do you think it’s okay to let me die while you attempt to quarantine me from the rest of society? I don’t, in fact I’m not infectious at all, I’m simply to visible, to make you comfortable. As Christians we aren’t here to be comfortable, we aren’t here to fix the world, or save it. That is what Jesus came for, he died to save us from our sins, not save us from everyone else’s. If you want to be a good Christian sit by the dying mans side, sit with the sinner that you’ve been despising. Let the world go it’s way, but stand up as a light in a dark place, teach people the truth, but don’t require them to believe it. Let the Spirit do its work by the love in your heart, and the love in your hands, not by the strength of your fist, or the roar or your words.