I am saddened by so much misunderstanding and judgment as illustrated in the controversy regarding President Obama's speaking at Notre Dame. (Just google Notre Dame Obama to see how much there is.) The Master said, "Judge not according to appearance but judge righteous judgment." (John 7:24) Two kinds of judgment: (1) appearance--the seeing of the eye and the hearing of the ear (Isaiah 11) (2) righteous judgment. What is righteous judgment? the discernment God gives as apposed to jumping to judgment by what appears. "Judge not, lest ye be judged." It is a serious matter to rush to judgment, as much of our media and population do. How many go into their prayer closet and meditate to get the true answer before writing or speaking?
Now we have big groups protesting President Obama's speaking at Notre Dame because they believe he is pro-abortion and therefore immoral. (Please read their statements.)
President Obama is NOT pro-abortion. He just believes that the reversal of
Roe vs. Wade is not the way to solve the problem, but will actually multiply the problem. He has repeatedly said statements similar to this: ". . .we can certainly agree on the fact that we should be doing everything we can to avoid unwanted pregnancies that might even lead somebody to consider having an abortion. " (Source: 2008 Democratic Compassion Forum at Messiah College Apr 13, 2008) He has described himself as a person of faith recognizing the moral aspect of abortion.
If we would be followers of Jesus, then we must certainly realize that the laws that will change the world are not those written on paper, but those written on the heart. "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statues and ye shall keep My judgments and do them." Ezekiel 36:26. Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God: not in tables of stone. but in fleshly tables of the heart." II Corinthians 3:3 It has been said "The greatest progress needs to be made in the human heart." How can we help the world? How can we help the problem of abortion? One heart at a time--your heart and mine. and that is where our work must begin. History shows this. There were those against drinking and thought that if only they could get a law passed against it--they worked so hard. However, as we all know, Prohibition did not stop the drinking of alcohol. We have laws against drugs, but drugs continue to flourish because the emptiness in hearts remains.
Now much energy is being consumed about whether or not President Obama should speak at Notre Dame, because of the unsolved abortion issue. He is wrongly judged to be pro-abortion. I have been listening to this problem and writing about it for decades. The plight of the world's children is sad--many have a choice of drugs, prostitution or war. Many don't even have clean water to drink. I care about the children of the world and want the world to be safe for them, and my own three children and seven grandchildren. If all the energy to reverse Roe vs.Wade had been directed to root causes--as Jesus taught--what would our world be today? It is wrong to assume that those who oppose the reversal of Roe vs. Wade are pro-abortion. I am not pro-abortion. But at the same time, I am not for the reversal of Roe vs. Wade. Can you see that possibility? When hearts are changed, problems take care of themselves. Listen with your heart.
Look at the post below: Wisdom for the Abortion War: A Peaceable Solution for Everyone Without Compromise.