Over at National Review, David French points out that the “take no prisoners” approach of the Left when it comes to matters of sex and religious freedom is likely to lead to a nation deeply divided. Dave is an acquaintance and he and his wife Nancy are good, good people, but there is a threatening tone to his piece that just does not sit right. David has a very good point, the Left has been ugly in ways I thought almost impossible, it is just well…
Bumpus’ statement is an excellent blueprint for how the rest of us should respond to prayer shaming: with polite resoluteness in the face of anti-religious bigotry.
And then there was the debate last night. Did you catch it?
It looked for a minute there like Hugh was going to get another “Trump tattoo.” But he did not. Hugh was polite, even graceful, as Trump was winding up and in the end Trump never took the shot.
I went to my small group Bible study last night where we have spent the last 2.5 months on Ephesians 2:8-10, which is all about grace, grace, and more grace. And though it is the Christmas season, I think about Christ’ example at Easter time, when He humbly submitted to the unjust punishments visited upon him, while never admitting to the crimes of which He was accused.
Grace, even in the face of seeming overwhelming opposition, wins. The Church is still here, the Sanhedrin and Rome are not.
Are we right? Yes, but we are also graceful. Are we resolved? Increasingly everyday, but we must express our resolution with grace. Will we win? Absolutely, but we may have to suffer with grace so that the next generation can enjoy the victory.