A READER ASKS

Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

“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?

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