It is so easy for us to give into the world. The world constantly tells us that our faith is "outdated," "ignorant," or even "hateful."
The problem with society is that it believes that if you are going against the majority, something about your way of thinking must be wrong. We are trained to be so tolerant of others, while being told that our ways are too archaic.
We can easily become numb to what goes on in the world in terms of premarital sex, homosexual acts, or even abortion, that we begin to act as though nothing is wrong.
An example of this appeared on Oprah today. I know I probably should avoid watching the show, but I was looking for something interesting. She was hosting a reunion of some popular soap opera and introduced on of the major stars. She and the actress proceeding to talk about the major impact that this character had on culture including the promotion of homosexual relationships and even the "first legal abortion" on a tv show. They discussed these things as though they were accomplishments.
This is what we face today. Society tells us that these people are heroes because they stand up for those that cannot defend themselves. How are relationships such as the one on the show considered accomplishments? Why is the institutionalized murder of a living, breathing child something to be proud about?
The people believe that they are accomplishing major goals for mankind, but they are truly tearing humanity apart at its core.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."
We need to pray for these people and society. In an age where God is not welcomed into the home, school, or office, we need to remind these people that God is always waiting for them to come home. We cannot even comprehend God's mercy.
"Let nothing upset you;
Let nothing frighten you.
Everything is changing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience attains the goal.
Who has God lacks nothing;
God alone fills every need."