It is overwhelming to be a Christian in times like these. We face the catastrophe in Aurora, Colo., the mess in State College, Pa., and the forthcoming presidential race that appears likely to be a bloodbath, an economic downturn, and numerous other crises national and international and personal. And not a single one of these can be ignored. We must respond lest we fail to represent the care and mind of Jesus for His creation, but to respond well seems like a nearly impossible task.
What is more, the message of hope, the foundation of our faith is nonsense to so many. As 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those are perishing …” (NKJV). So here we are seeking to wisely and sagely respond to life-shattering crises, yet we are reminded that the very basis of our entire belief system is but foolishness to the majority of those we are seeking to help. How are we to respond?
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