As one from vast African continent, my heart pours out to many of my brothers and sisters who for generations continues to follow and practice false traditions of our fathers.As for me and my house and seed, we shall serve the Lord through gospel culture
Thank you for your inspirational thoughts. It is sometimes difficult to love those who have purposely set out to harm us because of their traditions. But we need to continue to try.
Thank you Darla. This is a wonderful article.
So beautiful Darla. We are the strong ones saved for the last day, with the strength to stand up to false traditions. I often find myself asking "Now is this a law of God, or a tradition from men?" For example hating a person who is not living the same as we do. When we can envision what Christ would do, we have found the answer to whether it is a bad tradition or not.
I love hearing that our forefathers will be grateful that we broke any cycle of false traditions or beliefs. I can picture them being our best champions on the other side of the veil.
Wonderful--thank you! I've shared this with a friend who will greatly appreciate it.
I've seen in my own family and in my husband's family a reticence to shift away from some of these damaging traditions, for fear of making Grandma or Uncle think they are misinformed, or to avoid offending them. But if these shifts are done with the spirit of love, such offenses shouldn't take place.
Why destine another generation to an existence less than what they deserve, merely because Grandma might be offended?
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