Luke 9:26 “Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
Are you sometimes ashamed to be aligned with truth when those around you are caught in the political correctness trap? I would say welcome to the 21st century…but reluctance to speak truth—especially truth that may jeopardize our social standing—has been around for centuries.
Jesus, the way, truth and life, stands in sharp contrast to all things politically correct. In the ninth chapter of John, Jesus spits on the ground, stirs up a little mud, and puts it on a blind man’s eyes. He then instructs the man to go wash it off. When he does, this former beggar— for the first time in his whole life—can see.
This did not go over well with the religious authorities, to say the least. The healing took place on the Sabbath, which was neither religiously nor politically correct. The Pharisees refused to even believe the man had been blind since birth, so they hunted down his parents and began an inquisition. You might have thought the parents would have been so thrilled over their son’s miraculous healing nothing could have silenced their praise. But if so, you would be underestimating the chilling effect of political correctness. They were afraid if they acknowledged Jesus as their son’s healer they would be thrown out of the synagogue. So they circumvented the truth. They admitted their son’s healing took place but professed not to know how or by whom. Their brave words: “He’s of age; ask him” (v. 23).
But as for the man…no PC police could stop him! In fact, the bolder he spoke the truth, the greater the revelation. He progressed from identifying his healer as the man they call Jesus to a prophet to one from God to worshiping Jesus as the Son of Man. He even chided the Pharisees for their obstinacy. So what if he was ostracized from the Temple….
Friend, beware of political correctness. It miscarries the truth. It feeds cowardice. Choose to align yourself with courageous believers in every century who care more about God’s approval than man’s. You don’t want to stand red-faced on judgment day. Neither do I.