The Fight Continues

I once heard of a professional who made it his practice to only fill his inner circle of friends with people who were encouraging of him.  People who supported him and his work, who saw things similarly to him and could exhort him onwards.  I thought this was odd in some ways.  Does that mean one only seeks out exhorters and encouragers?  Does that mean you limit how close you become with someone based solely on whether or not they agree with you?

But after reflection, I do realize that we all need encouragement.  We all need exhorters in our lives.  We all need at least someone who is moving in a similar direction and who can be supportive.  If we don’t have this, we begin to doubt ourselves.  We begin to lose hope and wonder what the point of struggling on is.  We capitulate.

Is it any surprise that the radical shifts in our culture regarding sexuality and marriage and abortion are shouted from the rooftops every time you turn around?  Is it purely coincidence that not just news reports but TV sitcoms and movies and mediocre rappers and celebrities are constantly reinforcing these radical shifts?  I don’t think it’s coincidental at all.  It’s part of a carefully calculated effort to make it seem like the rest of the whole wide world has already made the shift, or maybe never even needed to shift at all.  It’s just us, just the weird ones, the outdated ones, the hateful ones – who disagree.  And we’re a minority.  A tiny, tiny, insignificant minority.  So just give up.  Capitulate.

This is the message we hear constantly.  I don’t believe for a second that it is accurate in the least.  But that doesn’t stop it from being very, very discouraging and disheartening.  It’s supposed to be.

So it’s good to know that the fight goes on.  That we aren’t alone.  Not by a long shot.  It leaves me to wonder how far all of these radical agendas wouldn’t have gotten if they hadn’t been smart enough to ensure that they had very sympathetic voices in powerful places.

But there are people still fighting the fight.  Still pushing back.  Still trying to demonstrate that opposition to these radical shifts is neither ignorant or hateful.  Reminding us that one day, quite suddenly, the whole facade of unanimity might just crumble into dust, revealing it for the fanciful and calculated production it has always been.

I look forward to peering across the rubble and drifting silt to see others – lots of others – that I never knew felt and believed the same way as me.  To see that we were the majority all along.  It will be a sudden thing, because I have no doubt that until the bitter end the minority of voices and faces in pivotal places that facilitate the facade of complete dominance and acceptance will continue their pantomimes of victory.  They will continue screaming at us that we are alone and insignificant and failing, always secretly hoping we’ll never stop to ask why, if those things are true, it is necessary to scream them so loudly.

Persevere.  Hope.  Encourage.  Pray.  For all people, everywhere.  Always.


One Response to “The Fight Continues”

  1. Parry… | Living Apologetics Says:

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