Brexit: a Christian Approach
Dave Webb-Peploe has some wise words on this controversial subject
The day of reckoning (29th March) is rapidly approaching. For just under half of the voting population it represents Doomsday and judgement day all rolled into one. For just over half it represents Mel Gibson shouting in a loud dodgy Scottish accent, "they cannae tak’ our freedom" as the European yoke of slavery is cast off and the green and pleasant land is attained once more.
Whatever your view on this controversial subject, such polarised and opposite viewpoints are bound to end in tears. And so as a little tip, we do well to follow the example of our Queen, who in her Christmas address suggested:
“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
Or if we are republicans and don’t necessarily endorse Her Majesty’s recommendation, the bible says more or less the same thing when it suggests,
"Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach and not resentful."
2 Timothy 2:23-24
Being able to disagree in a respectful and considerate manner without threatening friendship is rapidly becoming a lost art in our society.
Let’s not lose it in the church as well.