Monday, October 05, 2015

We Shall Not Be Moved

I was lector last Sunday.  In our worship services, the lector reads the scripture; in this instance, it was a responsive reading of Psalm 1, which included a song response.  That's a long explanation to tell you that the response struck me.  It was from a spiritual, and the line was, "Like a tree that's planted by the water, we shall not be moved.

In Sunday school, we talked about being a witness.  One of the topics that came up was standing for your faith.  Are you willing to stand for your faith against opposition?

How willing am I?  I have certain beliefs, certain conclusions about what God is calling all of us to do, and yet I do not speak of them publicly.  I probably should.  I should probably post about them here, post about them on Facebook.  When I am encountered by steadfast opinions that go against what I believe, I should speak out, and yet I often don't.  My response is often to leave the conversation, but I'm not sure that action speaks very loudly.

I'm not talking about being argumentative.  I'm talking about standing firm in my opinion.  Not being moved.

Why don't I do that?



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