“It’s not going to get easier.
If in a mere decade, a society can overturn a pillar that has undergirded civilization for thousands of years, what kind of changes will come in the next decade or two? The unthinkable is now the possible.
The cultural pressure upon us will increase. We better be okay with standing out from the rest of the world, no matter how unpopular it makes us.
We also better get used to people saying we are filled with hate and vitriol toward neighbors we disagree with. And we should do our best to show the world so much love that those labels don’t stick.
Maybe the way God is teaching us to reach out to the maligned and marginalized is by letting us taste the same kind of social ostracism.
Maybe the less we seek the love of society, the more we’ll be free to love others in God’s image.
Maybe the cultural car is careening toward the cliff, and we’re supposed to be the people who are standing with our arms outstretched saying, “Stop! You know not what you do.”
I don’t have all the answers to the ethical issues we face today. Nor do I know what issues will soon appear on the horizon.
What I do know is this: when things get complicated, we should remember the basics.”
Keep reading When Things Get Complicated, Remember the Basics by Trevin Wax to find out the basics.