I mean donkey. I can often see both sides of an issue. I am often paralyzed by tough issues because I see so clearly multiple perspectives. Here is an example.
There was an article in our local paper on October 20th about Schwarzenegger eliminating from the state budget a subsidy for child care. Here is the article if you care to read it.
This is not an original dilemma, but the thought in my mind was two fold.
Thought 1. Why did the woman pictured have that 3rd child? Why is she asking the tax payers to help her raise it? Aren’t subsidies for child care an incentive to have kids that you can’t afford?
Thought 2. These kids should have the best care that is available to them. I think my Lord has called me to help take care of the poor. How dare I have these heartless thoughts about the least of these? Take care of the poor is the most frequent theme in the whole bible, is thought 1 consistent with being a Christian?
The Tytler Cycle comes to mind when it comes to thought 1.
Is anyone not paralyzed when it comes to tax payers helping the poor?