It really is a quandary. A while back I read a news story entitled, “The New Canadian Morality”.
The story concerned a survey sponsored by Angus Reid Strategies that asked Canadians their opinions on 21 ethical questions.
The results of the survey showed that 60% of Canadians still identify themselves as Christians. Which is interesting when you consider that the majority of these same people said they supported same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia, divorce, viewed marriage as irrelevant and felt that animals were more deserving of protection than the pre-born or the terminally ill.
Now, I understand that many people feel that one’s morality shouldn’t be forced on others, never mind the fact that it is done every day, it’s called the law.
But on the other hand, those who describe themselves as Christians are called to be something, they are called to be Christ followers and Christ followers are supposed to follow Christ.
It would appear that in many cases just calling yourself a Christian has little, if any bearing on how you behave and what you believe.
Which begs the question that Jesus asked 2000 years ago in Luke 6:46, “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’, when you don’t do what I say?”
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.