A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, we used to be a nation united under God, but being a Christian in America today is like living behind enemy lines. Nonbelievers get to attack my faith while I have to turn the other cheek. And it’s making them bolder: People are getting nastier on social media, and plenty now challenge me to my face. How am I supposed to defend You when I’m totally unarmed?”
—Peter in his first letter to the Early Church, 3:9
Wisdom of the Word
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. We understand and yet…
It’s hard to launch the right defense when others attack our beliefs. We know fighting back is wrong, but doing nothing makes us sitting ducks. Is there another way?