Last week we looked at a situation concerning Joe Kennedy, the coach whose praying on the field after his teams’ football games made it all the way to the Supreme Court. This week I want to introduce you to a story I recall from a few years ago. This happened to a little 9 year old girl in school. She and two of her friends had sat down to eat their lunches, when the little girl suggested they should pray first. Having led her friends in prayer, later that day she was called to the principal's office where she was chastised for praying in school. Also, her parents were called, and informed that if their daughter did such again, she would be removed from the school system. When I read this story a number of years ago, I was confused as to why they would treat saying a simple prayer as though she had participated in some horrible crime. Now, time has allowed me to see clearer. I now realize that was the beginning of much of what we see happening today. Christianity has in the past, and will continue in the future, to come under attack from those in the world who oppose God. What matters is how we choose to respond. Do we respond with evil hearts? Absolutely not! Are we to defend God regardless the cost? I say no. Are we to seek peace if peace is possible? To that, a resounding yes. However, in situations where our rights are being threatened, appealing to legal sources may be the correct response, as long as we can do it in the spirit and love of Jesus Christ. I believe that is the answer the world is really seeking. They are looking for him and waiting to see him in us. Let your light shine!!