Sir, Many Christians worr y that public expression of our faith is becoming increasingly unacceptable and even risky. However, Jesus did not call his followers to be distinctive by our doctrine, nor by our clothing and jewellery: it is by our love, even for enemies, that people will see that we are children of God. Paul further reminds the Galatians (5:22-23) that there can be no law against the Spirit bearing his fruit in our lives.
It is quite possible to wear a cross round your neck and a frown on your face; to have a fish on your car and to drive aggressively. There is no law against the smile of kindness flowing from the love of God towards our fellow human beings. They will know we are Christians by our love. Capt Roy Hollands CA, Whitstable