Make sure you scoll down and read about the Teen Service if you haven’t already!
Read in the WSJ this morning an analysis of the LA Times inability to make important moral distinctions. I list this here because (as an aging 47 year old Dad) I worry about Americans seemingly growing inability to think clearly about moral distinctions. We’re becoming not only lost spiritually, but lost in space:
The LA Times had published a piece by an author who said 9-11 wasn’t a big deal really because it “only” involved 3000+ deaths whereas over 43,000 die annually from car crashes. The WSJ correctly pointed out the moral absurdity of comparing deliberate mass murder with accidental deaths. If a minority were lynched tomorrow, would we shrug it off as “well, that’s just one death compared to auto accidents.” Of course not.
Similarly, the LA Times published another piece from an author comparing Jews and Christians praying for God to bring punishment upon infidels with Muslims actually killing others in the name of God. The WSJ correctly pointed out the difference between praying for God’s hand of justice (even if misguided or poorly motivated?) versus taking justice into your own hands.
We need the wisdom of God in our lives, but we will have to find this not only from reading and memorizing Scripture, but by painstakingly learning how to think clearly and carefully.