Wednesday, October 6, 2010

God is pro-choice... why?

I was recently viewing a video relating to an attempted protest on a university campus.  Some young people are being arrested for violating the university's instructions to limit their protest to a less-travelled area of the campus.

While I admire the self-control and humble spirit exhibited by the protestors, I wonder about the violence exhibited in the signs they wanted to post.

I'd be more impressed with us Christians if we offered true grace to our fellow sinners rather than condemnation.  How many of us set up homes for unwed mothers where they can find help with the challenges of single parenthood?  How many of us set up homes where the mothers who chose abortion can rest, recover and heal in a loving, grace-filled, non-judgemental atmosphere?  How many Christians set up such homes for young women who will most likely repeat the same thing again and again?

This is what God through Jesus Christ does for all of us every day - yet we Christians fail miserably at extending this Grace to others. It is so much easier to pronounce righteous indignation on 'them' while forgetting our own sins.  We see ourselves as society's fixers rather than fellow sinners in need of constant fixing.

1 comment:

DeAnn said...

It's pretty messed up isn't it? Forgiven a debt ... and bean counting "them". It's a lot easier to open our mouths in condemnation than buy a box of diapers and delivery them with a hug. My husband and I sat in on a fundraising dinner a few years back and one of the speakers delivered the statistics collected by planned parenthood ... I was surprised to learn that by far the largest segment of young women having abortions checked the "Christian/believer" box. It is a very sad state when our own daughters can not hope for grace ... but I get it. This is one of my particular soft spots. It is hard to understand a reality where abortion seems to be the best choice. But that is beside the point. We have a ways to go.