Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Narrowing Applications

How often do we try to legislate others over things that are Christian liberty? How often are we critical of someone who does things differently than we do? Is there anything wrong with someone wearing a skirt that's an inch shorter than yours? Is there anything wrong with someone puffing on a pipe? Is there anything wrong with a different approach to relationships? Is there anything wrong with someone who gives more hugs? Is there something wrong with someone who wears plaid on plaid? ;-P

Yes, there are certain things the Word of God legislates against. I.e. Fornication, adultery, murder, homosexuality, stealing, etc. etc. Is your little application one of those things?

If you're not careful you'll turn into Mayor Bloomberg, and start legislating how large of sugary drinks people can buy. Are we making mountains out of molehills? Let's try to make mountains out of mountains and understand what are molehills and treat them as such..


Veronica said...

Excellent point, and it's important to remember that it's often that very overcritical attitude of Christians that drives people away. Bloomberg is a great example; we laugh at his laws, but don't see that sometimes we're behaving just like he is, attempting to 'save' people from themselves, but only damaging our own image without making a difference.