Well, if you agree with the views just presented, you are already likely on your way to get something done because you have children or grandchildren directly impacted and we certainly don't want to see their faith destroyed by nonsense. That being said, no one wants to take on issues like this in the public view because of the retaliation that is so prevalent these days. So, how do we do what we know we need to do? The only answer is band together with others of like view, because when we do we have strength of numbers, it is much easier to do something when we have others who will have our back while we have theirs. This leads finally to the realization that we are part of the majority, not the minority as so many want to make us think.
So, why have I picked a subject like this for my Sunday Morning Coming Down blog of faith? I mean, don't we think that the action taken will lead to problems, even violence, on the part of our opposition. And my answer is that it can happen but if the group is large enough, and prepared with a message of love and peace for our brothers and sisters of this planet, we will likely find that a significant number of our opponents will then become our friends with a little time. And the large numbers with us naturally impacts the actions of the opposition, for they don't want to start a fight if they don't think they will win. But there is something much more important that should really be what drives us forward. What might that be?
The answer is that we must be responsive to the word of God and what He expects of us. Since He made us in His image, it is important that we stand with Him in His work to win the souls of both the good people and the lost souls among us if we can. You see, God doesn't want any of His creation falling for the likes of Satan, yet He knows some will. But God expects us to do our part to try and give mission support to the cause to save lost souls from eternal darkness and death. There are a number of steps we can take to help in the cause for starters. First, stay alert to those around you and make every effort to portray yourself in the best Christian way. Be helpful, be cheerful and show by your countenance just what a good Christian is like. Don't go overboard, but as time goes on you will have ample opportunity to express what you believe in a way that is not threatening or demanding but in the best tradition of leading others blinded by darkness to the light. And then, you will also be much more motivated to get involved in organizations for the faith and become willing to be a model missionary for the faith right in your own home territory where it is likely needed more than we often recognize. And at that point you are on your way in the best traditions of the faith, just realize that whatever you want to do further has to come from your heart, and not because of some outside influence looking to add you to their cause. Remember, you may never realize if you had an impact on someone or not, but live the Christian life anyway because it is the right thing to do and you will find yourself doing it. Additionally, you will be a positive force in the thinking of some for sure.
Now you might be thinking to yourself, this guy has no idea what he is talking about because so many pay attention to nothing these days, so how can I have any impact. And to that I say this. Just imagine if every Christian decided to do one more item of outreach each day. Maybe it is just a kind word to an old couple walking down the street feeling forgotten. Or a young boy who fell off his bike as we went by. Or even an old lady having trouble getting groceries out of her car. There are millions of little things we can do to make the world look brighter for others. And when things look brighter, people do better. The sky is the limit on what they can be and the more we do, the more we want to do because it is habit forming. And lastly, if we are going to move forward, doesn't that mean we have to go in the direction that God wants us to go. And these little steps are things that play a small but important part in focusing us on the prize that awaits us when life on earth is done. Think about it, and let's move forward for God. Divine things await those who do God's bidding. Be one of them.