Monday, December 9, 2013

Some Thoughts on Doing Business

I started a DJ business on the side from my regular day job because my wife suggested it and I like music in general.

I recently read some articles about cake businesses not catering to gay weddings because of their disagreement with the lifestyle of the couple. One article states that a judge has declared that the cake maker must make the cake for the wedding.[1]

My last blog specifically talks about going, as Jesus said, “the extra mile.” The point of the blog was in the time of Jesus the Romans had a law that ‘compelled’ or forced people to carry a soldiers load for a mile whether the citizen wanted to or not. Jesus said if they compel you to go with them one mile, go with them two.

We get so caught up in our version of right and wrong, we have a tendency to forget what Jesus told us to do. We think because we don’t cater to this group of people, or we don’t associate with those people we are so righteous.

Do you become less of a Christian because you made a cake for someone you don’t agree with?

Do you become less of a Christian because your band may play in a place that “good folks” wouldn’t be seen?

Would I be less of a Christian because I DJ’ed a wedding that served alcohol?

I believe we are required to be a light in dark places. How can you be a light in dark places if you only go to places with other lights? How can we shine our light if the only thing we are willing to share with those we disagree with is our disapproval of their behavior?

Should we not go the extra mile when compelled to do something, or anything for that matter? Should we not only do our job, but do it to the best of our ability?

Now don’t get me wrong, there are some things that we should be willing to walk away from no matter the cost, but I’ll leave that for another blog.

Love Jesus, eat cheesecake, listen to Pink Floyd,

DJ Glen