Saturday, 26 November 2011
Now, I consider myself to be a fairly conservative individual, but I try to keep an open mind. I'm sure my dad does too, but he is conservative in a different way.
We began to talk about politics. It's almost a nightly occurrence. I love talking about politics with my dad because it shows me that he and I are both aware of what is going on in the world around us. But he started talking about the chance that Israel may be going to war with Iran. Really, I think this is inevitable, but who knows when it will actually happen. In any case, Dad said, "So if that would happen, where would you stand?"
I began to explain, "Well Dad, I have a different opinion on war in general, I don't know if..."
"You're not answering my question" he interrupted. "We are Israel's only friend. Who will stick up for them if we don't? If Israel would go to war with Iran, would you support Israel?"
I told Dad, "I don't really believe in war, Dad..."
"It's a yes or no question."
"Ok, Dad, you know what I think? I think it's senseless to call myself a follower of Christ, a Christian, if I don't even try to do what Jesus teaches. It just doesn't make sense to me."
Dad stopped for a second and thought. He came back with the one thing he could come back with... "Yeah..."
I believe in peace through Christ because it's what Christ taught. I will not get swallowed up in what everyone else tells is right or moral. I look to Christ to see how I should be living and allow Him to live through me.
Peace to you.
How do you view peace as taught by Christ? How does it affect your decisions on what is right and moral?