Yesterday I read a couple of concerning news stories. A Muslim woman risks losing her job over wearing a veil and a Christian woman is suspended from her job at BA for wearing a cross. It seems that there is a growing secularist agenda to quash any “public expressions of religion”, and it may be that certain freedoms that Christians have previously enjoyed will be curtailed in the future.
The good news is though, that the true mark of a Christian is not wearing a cross. In Galatians 5:22,23 Paul lists marks of a Spirit-filled person…
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I have always thought that the phrase “against such things there is no law” is a little strange in this context. But it is true. No matter how repressive a government regime might be for Christians, they cannot pass a law against demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit. In fact we would be better off publicly expressing our faith using gentleness, kindness and patience than simply relying on crosses, fish stickers and WWJD wristbands.