Yesterday morning, I made an offhand comment on Facebook:
I’m always amazed to hear Christians talking about “defending our rights.” One of the most fundamental aspects of Jesus’ message is that we must give up our rights.
I should have known better.
I thought this was one of those things all Christians agree about in theory and just have a hard time remembering and practicing. I get that. I have a hard time letting go of my rights. It’s one of my biggest struggles on a day-to-day basis. In that comment, I was preaching to myself as much as to anyone else.
Yet I wasn’t expecting to return and find a barrage of comments from Christians actually arguing against the principle of self-denial.