On the flight back from Jackson Hole I read an article about musician, Katy Perry. She grew up in a Christian home and has wandered from those roots. Whether you like her songs or not her honest comments on her parents’ reactions to her life choices can perhaps teach us something as we aim to live and love people towards truth.
“The road to stardom was rough – she had to work a string of odd jobs and had two cars repossessed – and Perry had yet to reconcile her independent streak with her parents. “In the beginning, it was a bit difficult because my mom, if I had a problem, the retort would always be scripture. Sometimes I just wanted her to be my mother rather than, like, a walking Bible.” (Delta Sky Magazine, May 2010)
I think we should direct people to scripture as it is truth, but thumping folks doesn’t seem to work.