Integrity in Witness

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Fri, 6 Jun 2014 - 08:52

Just this morning, I heard more terrible news from Ireland:

(CNN) -- Outrage over the reported discovery of the bodies of almost 800 children at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland prompted calls Wednesday for a full investigation. The children whose remains have apparently been found in Tuam, in County Galway, are believed to have died between 1925 and 1961, according to local media reports.....
 (Full article can be found on http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/04/world/europe/ireland-children-bodies-tuam/)

This news is disturbing at best, and no doubt it will give people even more reason to bring criticism to Christian faith, or at best, cause them to be more cautious.  I want to urge you not to back down from being bold in witness, but rather to allow this tragic finding to open doors of conversation with people about the Lord.

We know the world is full of bad examples of Christianity, so let stories like this enable you to be--and demonstrate--what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus.  Let us pray that these findings will not discourage us, but rather awaken us to the urgent need to live and proclaim the word as God intended.