Two links today from News for Christians:
1. Mother Cares for Her Son’s Amish Victims. For the victims, healing in forgiveness and not blaming the parents for the sin of the son. For the hurting parent, healing in serving others. Worth reading.
2. Why Christians Favor Smaller Government. He has some good points, but for me, having lived in both a “small government” and a “big government” society, one thing stands out more than anything else. In a big government society, government becomes “God”. If something goes wrong, government should fix it. If there is a tragedy, government should have prevented it, and MUST DO SOMETHING to make sure it doesn’t happen again. If someone is suffering poverty, they shouldn’t trust God, they should go to government for help.
Politics begins to assume religious importance. I have had people, in discussions of what is morally right or wrong, say, “But the government says,” as if that means anything about morality! (Just think about that one. Can you imagine deciding that the clowns in Westminster or at Holyrood are moral arbiters?) People who would never pray in honouring God will have a moment of silence when the government tells them to. I could go on, but this is a “links” post. 🙂
From the Christian Institute:
2. Majority Oppose Same Sex Marriage — How very inconvenient for the government, especially since it is their own report. In all probability, they will continue with their plans anyway.
That’s all for today, it’s been a busy week.