War, earthquakes, famine

We are currently in battles over bathrooms, gay weddings and a host of liberal issues.  Some would call these 1st world problems.  Since our country is wealthy and at peace we can take the time to argue over such trivial things.  If we were at war or dealing with a natural disaster or famine we would never bother to spend time on such stupid subjects.

The point is, if we were fighting for our survival we wouldn’t worry about who was married or what bathroom they used.  In a catastrophic world, we would be lucky to have any kind of bathroom.  We probably wouldn’t have the luxury of having traditional weddings with cakes and photographers.  Survival.  That’s all we would be focused on.

What may be a sin in a 1st world may not be anything in survival mode.  What may be disgusting in normal settings may be celebrated under extreme conditions.  Eating a rat is repulsive to me but if I was starving, a rat may look pretty good.  You get the point?

Now you may say sin is sin.  True.  But many rules go out the window when survival is at hand.  I think Grace moves to a new level and Mercy definitely has new status.  You just can’t condemn someone who is trying to survive.  I don’t support looters but someone stealing a loaf of bread to feed their family . . . well….

You may think that you are living in 1st world reality with no real problems but we’re not.  We are at war.  People all around us are suffering and trying to survive.  Sin is sin but don’t forget about Grace and Mercy.  And while you’re at it, throw in a little Love.  We’re not in Kansas anymore.

Matthew 24:6-8

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

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