Years ago when I taught canoeing merit badge to Boy Scouts, the critical thing they had to learn was the consequences of indecision and compromise.
As one is getting into a canoe at dockside there is a moment when one foot is on the dock and one is in the canoe. At that point you must decide to remain on the dock or get into the canoe as it moves away. Compromising by keeping one foot on shore and one in the canoe will result in a dip in the lake.
In the world of politics, a similar situation now exists between the pronouncements of President Obama regarding gay marriage and the writing of St. Paul regarding homosexuality. In addition, Obama’s position requiring the Catholic Church to pay for birth control/abortion contrary to Church beliefs and doctrine has further eliminated options for compromise or indecision.
There is no longer any middle ground on these issues. Does one go with St. Paul and the Catholic Church or with Obama? Not to choose is to fall into the lake.
But that choice is up to you. Your choice could have long-term consequences. Will you regret your choice years from now as your casket is being closed?
I’m not a Catholic, but as Joshua in the Old Testament said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” I’m sticking with St. Paul and the Catholic Church instead of Obama.
retired project manager