Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
It’s one of those weeks when you just don’t want to turn on the news anymore. So many flashing lights and yards of crime tape. Pictures of shattered glass and shattered families. Gunmen evangelizing violence and committing blasphemy in the name of blasphemy. Injuring because they feel injured.
Charlie Hebdo. NAACP bombing in Colorado. A baby girl thrown off a bridge by her daddy…. So much pain. So much loss. So much weariness.
The Bible tells us not be weary in doing good, but it’s so tempting when there is so much bad. So much wrong. So much pain. It’s exhausting. It’s tempting to crawl into your hole, pull the blankets in around you, and pretend you are safe.
But we’re made for more… If the good people hide, only the bad people are left.
I’m tired. You’re tired. But we have to keep loving. We have to keep praying. We have to keep reaching out. There is no other way. There is no Plan B.
We weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn. We rebuild. We stand up to oppression and violence. We do what we have to do. We keep believing that God is just and will ultimately deal with those who do atrocities for any myriad of reasons. Even if we don’t see that justice on this side of eternity.
So keep doing good. It’s the most radical thing in the world, really.