Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reconciling Peace and Fear

Eight years ago, my community of Catholic homeschoolers  were very worried about the future of our country. I didn't sleep for days because I was so worried about the future. At the time, I had no idea that our health insurance would cost more than a mortgage payment; police officers would be targets of violence; Christian small businesses would bullied into closing and forced into buying morally unacceptable heath insurance; and Nuns that take care of the dying would be forced to buy birth control and abortion inducing drugs. President Obama appointed Supreme Court judges that made their opinions about supporting abortion well known.
I am a bit confused by the riots and protests only in that, we didn't riot 8 years ago. Why should they? Is it really going to make a difference? 
I tried to calm the fear and judgement in my 3rd Grade RE Class last night. The president can't do some of the things that social media (and I use that term very loosely) says he is going to do. We just need to be patient and trust Jesus. It is still the year of Mercy, let us give and receive Mercy.