|Batman & Robin on the run in pursuit of evil in the old |
Batman TV series [1966–1968]
|Capain Hook always seems to be a "step behind" |
Jake and the Neverland Pirates .
This incident reminded me of how hard it can be to stand out for good, especially in a culture that seems to increasingly accept the normalcy of evil. Soemtimes it's just "easier" to blend into the crowd and not "cause a scene".
Now obviously, we have to choose our “battles” as it were; not every fight is for us and we must discern when we need to take action and the most effective way to go about it once we choose to act. (Ultimately we decided our best recourse in this case would probably be to complain to our homeowners association—since the dues we pay are used to fund these kinds of activities.)
The problem is that each time I choose the "easier" way, each time I "look the other way" in the face of something I know is wrong, I lose an opportunity to demonstrate a different way to the world and I give away a little more of what should make me distinctive in the world—in other words, Christ living in me.
I will have more to say on this issue of being distinctive in my next post. Stay tuned...