Our instinct is to protest against the injustices of the world, which is right and proper but sometimes our instincts can lead us astray and we have to take care that we are not being led down the wrong path for however much good we think we are generating. This seems to be counter everything that we might think is right. It is often the smallest protest that sparks the road to life and not the major undertakings of change that bring about Christ's freedom in our lives. The midwives did a small thing, they delayed their coming to the scene of birth and as a result allowed new life into the world contrary to the law. In allowing life into the world they allowed the seed of hope that was Moses to become a moment of grace and change later in life. The major protests of the world have been sparked by a small change in someones attitude, a small protest against and injustice which has slowly built, sometimes over generations. I wonder how many people actually thought that protesting against the incarceration of refugees at off shore processing plants was a dumb idea at the time?
Are you a midwife of life and faith or selfishness and despair?