When we dare to be silent, we are getting out of the way to let the fruits of the Spirit do the main work of witnessing, and if we can no longer keep silence it will be in a setting where a real positive difference can be made in someone else's life.
William Golding's book, "Lord of the Flies" may seem like a survival story, but is it really? Whatever the case may be, I think it is a fine addition to the PATCH collection.
Making a move, so it may be a while before I can get back to any comments. If anyone wants to be the first to ever comment on this blog, I would hate to set a bad precedent of not responding without an explanation.
Where and when does our faith require us to face adverse consequences? And when is it okay to closet our faith for a while so that we can endure to stand another day?
While it is expedient to believe that things will get better in this world, we cannot forget to prepare for the eventuality that it will first become worse.