Of course, he’s right: ALL relationships are worth restoring. I’m in the process of trying to do that with a particular relationship. I suspect most of us are. In fact I belong to a group who stands for the restoration of their covenant marriages. But we also have to realize it might be a long wait….or not at all. And if not, it doesn’t mean that God is against the relationship. As in a covenant marriage, God never denies his own laws, but we may disobey and face the consequences. Still, the process of reconciliation and restoration is never straightforward; sometimes the best and only thing you can do in that situation is to pray for a heart change. Still, you keep standing. You don’t give up. You endure. You do what love does: “It hopes all things, believes all things. Love never fails.” That said, Kurt’s post prompted the following comment from me, which deals with where we, as Christians, know we are in the timeline of things. We live in particularly difficult times. Critical times the Bible calls them, hard to deal with.
Yes, agreed. “..as far as it depends on you. Be peaceable with all men.” With some, though, it does not depend on us at some point. That does not always mean war, but submitting to God and choosing to be the victim (as Christ did). Why? Because there are some people who “are not open to any agreement” Who are “fierce, without love of goodness” . (2 Timothy 3:1-6) In short, there are some who just want to watch the world burn around them so to speak. They enjoy the power over other people’s lives. They are disruptors. They do this to countries (which we leave to God and the government to take care of) as well as to individual lives. Sometimes, sadly, they are even within our own families. Those who have faced and endured unwanted and unlawful divorce, know what this means. Jesus, the “Prince of peace” and the giver of his peace (John 14:27), paradoxically also said: “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. ” (Matthew 10:34; Luke 12:51). We live in a new time. A more precise time. And our faith is being tested as to where we stand even within our own families. Will we stand? Will we endure? “Will Christ really find the faith when he returns?” (Luke 18:8)
What is The Social Commenter?
It is my take. My response. My comment. Specifically, my Facebook and extraneous web forum comments littering the ether and now attached to this blog to make some sort of contextual sense of the time I’ve invested in them. Omnivorously minded, of course. A sort of Chestertonian social media journalism. The Social Commenter is my comment expanded…or sometimes not, simply lifted right off my Facebook account (can I call that plagerizing myself?!) or other multitudinous accounts I have and comment upon and prettied up here as a real post. At the very least you’ll get to read (and be stimulated by) a host of other bloggers. And you’ll, of course, have the option and pleasure of agreeing with me ( or disagreeing as I did with them at times!) . But let us do it in the spirit of G. K. Chesterton and enjoy the debate down to the very marrow of the moment.