Please excuse the bad pun, but there is a real truth here. Following Jesus is not supposed to be boring. It’s an adventure, it’s a battle, but it’s not boring. There is tremendous power and passion in following the God of the universe and moving His Kingdom forward. If you’re bored, you may just need to get more involved. Jesus has a mission for you. Live on purpose.
The following might make me sound like a heretic, but I am not a proponent of returning organized prayer to schools. The reason is really simple. In our pluralistic society, who knows what kinds of idol worship our kids would be subjected to on a daily basis all in the name of fairness. I think there are some other things we may want to consider instead. First, raise your kids to be believers and to be bold in their prayer life. Students still have a lot of religious rights in the schools, we have to help them to know what they are. We need to teach them to be salt and light in their classes. We need to be teaching our kids to pray in the home and we have to generously fund strong youth ministry in our churches.
Then there is a touchier subject and I know this will bother some. I apologize in advance but I have to pose this question. Do we really expect the schools to get any more Christ-like if we pull all the Christian kids into Christian schools and homeschool? In a world where 80% of all people who will ever receive Christ will do it by the age of 18 is that really the best way to be the light of the world? Needless to say, I know that decision is intensely personal and this is in no way a put-down. I’m just asking.
A lot of people in our society fail to realize this. We see it every year as the holiday whining begins. You can’t post a nativity scene or a menorah or any symbol on public property because someone might be offended. Forgive me for sounding harsh, but tough! The first amendment is a guarantee of free speech, period. If it protects half of the garbage that we are subjected to by Hollywood, the media, etc. it better darn well express freedom to express the truth that sets men free. It does. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion are two different things. If you don’t like the practice of someone else’s ideas, ignore it. That’s what the rest of us are forced to do
Just for the record, it does say the truth will set you free and the truth and the politically response are not always the same thing. We don’t need political correctness nearly as much as we need people who speak the truth.
One thing this creacher hates more than anything else is being asked for advice only to have the person go on and live their life to prove that I might as well have talked to the wall. Sorry, but some days a Creacher just has to vent. I bet I’m not the only one who’s been there.