From a convicting and inspiring Chuck Colson commentary on Christian activism:
From the abolition of slavery to woman’s suffrage to the civil rights movement, America has a rich history of Christian activism. But what lies at the heart of true Christian activism?
As Americans observe Martin Luther King Day today, I am reminded of the rich Christian tradition of activism in this country. For millions of Christians who have gone before us, activism was considered fruit of the faith. Not only was the civil-rights movement led by evangelical Christians like Dr. King, so too were campaigns for abolition and women’s suffrage heavily influenced by Christians expressing their faith.
This quote is particularly poignant, I think, considering that this Friday is the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the U.S.
We must be prepared for a long haul, drawing on the rich resources of community and that abiding hope and passion for truth.