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While I had planned to blog nearly every day on Lent, I have really fallen behind on that task. However, I think spending time with family and in prayer trumps time spent blogging.
The HHS mandate which will force people to provide coverage for services that go against their morals is a very scary piece of legislature. There are many joining to have public rallies against the issue tomorrow and others who are praying daily as a group.
And, in the Anchorage municipality, we have an issue up for the vote that rhetorically appears to be about preventing prejudice, yet would force business owners and churches to accept the requests of homosexual or transgender individuals. Other communities which have enacted this type of legislature have had people and organizations that refused to provide services levied steep fines.
I’m not going to go off on a politically charged post as I try very hard to maintain a balanced approach on many aspects of my life. Instead, I have stepped up the prayer for all that is happening in the local and national levels and in part it has me not reflecting as much on other issues at the moment.
Below is an interesting look at how the amendments provide for religious freedom.
Where I struggle at the moment is how God calls us to act when it comes to the secular world in these issues. I truly believe that we can not sit idly by when such a threat to freedom of religion exists. As a Christian, I am called to live my life as Christ told us. And, if I look at Scripture, there are times when he felt called to speak up against injustices. Hence, my desire to write this somewhat disjointed post to vocalize a bit of my internal struggle.
Lord, show me the ways I should act when I see injustice in the world around me.
We are blessed to live in a country where religious freedom is assumed, but that freedom seems to be under attack at the moment.
Guide me in my prayers and actions through the days ahead and may I always glorify you in the process.
This year, I am joining Trish @ A House Upon the Rock in co-hosting the 40 Days of Seeking Him meme. The linky will be up each week so you can add in posts daily, weekly, or whenever you are able. The posts can be about anything related to Lent and preparing for Easter ~ crafts, food, devotions, music or reflections are all welcomed.
I hope you will join us on this journey as we prepare our hearts to receive the wonderful gift of salvation we’ve been given through Jesus’ death and resurrection.