I was reading one of Richard Wurmbrand’s memoirs and he said something that struck me. He said,
“…but remember that it is always easier to fight for a principle than to live up to it.”
Addressing Christians specifically he continued,
“Don’t choose the easy way, but the way of the cross. Don’t remain yourselves unrighteous and lacking in sweetness while you are fighting for righteousness…”
I have a strong feeling that this rings true for many of us. Christians, in America especially, need to be so careful about focusing on how they live their lives, and how they treat others… things that are so much more important than fighting for this or that cause. Reverend Wurmbrand is right; it is easier to fight for a principle than to live up to it. Let us humble ourselves today, and maybe step back and take stock of our personal missions. I’m thinking in particular about those who are good at things like debate, apologetics, legal affairs or concerned with politics. Surely there is a time for all [proper] things [properly carried out].
…But fighting, it may well be, ought to be the rarest of these.