Would you stand up for what you believe in? It takes great courage to stand up for what we believe in, in a world full of different kinds of people with different culture, different principles, different faith, different belief system. Some people will find a way to obnoxiously alter our beliefs.
Have you ever been in a situation wherein you just take and swallow what they feed you in order not to create chaos? A situation wherein you become complacent of your belief because of the fear of nonacceptance of the faith you choose to believe?
It is easier to stand up to the people you do not know, a far friend, online colleagues, co-workers. But in a situation where you need to stand firm to the people whom you treasure, that’s the risk.
It is easier to let your co-workers know that you are a Christian than to your mother who is a full-pledged Catholic. It is easier to let the blogosphere know why choose what you choose than to your father who is a non-believer. It is easier to let your friends know that you believe that Jesus is your Savior than to your siblings who believe that their life depends on themselves. It is easier to be rebuked by the people outside your circle. But if your family will rebuke you for the belief you choose, would you still stand up for what you believe in?
Somewhere deep in me, I want to be Ruth — bold and courageous. Bold to stay with her mother-in-law and help her. Courageous to stand up for what she believes in. I want to be her…
…(to be continued)…
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26