Connecting Point: May 13, 2018

It is not just in our “modern day” that we are discouraged from speaking up and defending the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In my early days in the workforce, it was a long established “rule” that you didn’t discuss politics or religion at work, or in public spaces. These are the days when some religions considered it a grievous sin to attend services of another religion. Yet, I think that these were times of more “tolerance”. Today, in our “modern” world, I believe that we have confused “tolerance” with “indifference”. Tolerance allowed for a respect for another idea, whereas indifference does not care. Indifference divides people. The Gospel is the Good News that God calls every person into a relationship of mutual respect. The Gospels challenge the indifference toward others and their situations in life. It is a challenge to announce the Gospel of Christ.