And then I read the pro-abortion stuff.
I was just casually flipping through photos, and I think the category I was in was titled "My Life". There was a "pretty" sign that said, "If you don't agree with abortion, don't have one". (I know: original.) Perhaps it's the Irish in me, but I just couldn't let that go. I wrote back: "That's like saying if you don't agree with child abuse, don't abuse your child. Would you speak up if someone was beating their child right in front of you?"
Is Pinterest the right place to get political? Should I have just let it go? After all, Pinterest is mainly about pleasant pictures and jaunty stuff, a diversion from work or study for a few minutes to look at ideas of things you like, want to try out or might want to have. It's not about political statements or weighty matters. It's not about arguments and picking sides.
I suppose part of me thinks, "Say something that stupid (and it IS a stupid argument for abortion) and you're gonna get what's comin'..." But the bigger issue is this: isn't EVERY place our mission field? Aren't we SUPPOSED to be salt and light, regardless of where we are? Yes, I believe we are. I don't plan on making it a habit to hunt down things like this on Pinterest, but if I run across 'em....
We have to speak the truth, even if it's on a website for pretty pictures.
"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." - John 8:31-32