We’ve all seen the increasing divisiveness in our culture over every little thing! It’s funny, they used to make jokes about how a church can split over the color of the carpet! Well, now that religion and politics seem so entwined, these private divisions have spread into the general public, and we continue to divide over Every. Single. Thing.
A mom brought us a verse she saw a religious leader use—Luke 12:51—that talks about how we are not here to be "politically correct" or cater to society, but to follow God’s teaching.
This has been misused as permission to be so cruel to each other in the name of religion.
But when a nonaffirming Christian throws out a verse like this, it can be hard to answer. Let’s talk about that today, and about how we respond to divisiveness.