There's been a LOT of talk recently about such things as whether or not something "Christian" is ok for a believer if the person who said/sang/wrote it isn't a Christian. For example, someone brought up the song "Jesus Take the Wheel", sung by Carrie Underwood. Some people have used statements from actors or actresses, or quotes from authors. Today I was driving and thinking about this topic, this idea of non-believers or new believers being criticized for what they say/do/write, having what they have done bashed because they aren't believers, it's unacceptable, or they aren't strong enough believers, so we should toss it and have nothing to do with it. I thought of the widow and her two mites. (is that how it's spelled?) And it made me think that maybe if this is all they have, it means more to God than all that we older believers regularly offer. Maybe. If every day I do something for God, that's probably great. But if someone who doesn't takes that big step and says "it may be a first, but instead of doing this, I am going to do this instead, because it's right and I think it would please God", I'd think that it would mean a whole lot more. If this is all they have to offer, who am I to knock it? It's a step in the right direction. Who am I to say that my life, my offerings to God as far as what I write or sing, make him rejoice more than this other person's? Who am I to knock the efforts of another, no matter how meager, simply because I feel I have more to offer? Who are you to do it either? Shouldn't we be rejoicing when someone makes the effort to give God glory, or just takes that baby step even if their reason isn't exactly what we think it should be? What do you think about this? Am I making myself clear enough? It was just something that hit me today because my daughter is singing "Jesus Take the Wheel" in school, and I was a bit suprised. I thought about the issue it is with some people here, and even though I didn't agree with those who were bashing it, I wasn't exactly thrilled that my daughter was learning it rather than something more solid and doctrinally sound, but then I did think of the singer, and the widow and her little bit to offer just really hit me.