It’s difficult to take a stand for anything today without being accused of virtue signaling or the like. And if you’re woke in one area, you’ll soon find out that you are blissfully unwoke in another area. (Hey, if “woke” is a word, why not “unwoke”?)
Well, allow me to set the record straight. Everyone has blind spots. Everyone is woefully ignorant (or neglectful or indifferent) in some major area of genuine concern.
So, let’s not be so self-righteous and smug. And let’s not be so condemning of others who genuinely care but who don’t quite express their concern in the right way. We are doing the best we know how.
For all those who decry racism, do you also decry anti-Semitism? Have you been speaking out about the dangerous rise in anti-Semitic words and deeds in America in recent years? And last year and the year before, did you take to the streets to shout, “These synagogue shootings must stop!”
Or maybe you’ve been alert to the very real dangers of anti-Semitism. But have you been on the front lines of the pro-life movement? Have you been speaking up for the unborn? Are you there on the sidewalk to help offer mothers a better choice?
Perhaps you are grieved about gun violence in America. A report from January of this year stated that, “At least 15,292 people were fatally shot in The United States in 2019, excluding suicides, according to data gathered by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings. That’s a roughly 3% increase over 2018.”
That is not good news. But it absolutely pales in comparison to the number of babies killed in the womb each year—as many as 800,000 to 1 million.
Woke in one area,asleep in the next.
Or maybe you are thoroughly pro-life. That’s great to hear.
But are you concerned about the persecution of Christians worldwide? About our brothers and sisters being raped and kidnapped and tortured and beheaded? About them losing their properties and their homes? About their church buildings being burned to the ground? Does your home congregation even talk about this publicly, let alone pray for these persecuted saints?
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SOURCE: Charisma News