The most recent war between stay-at-home moms and working moms proves yet again that we seem to be enamored with fighting needless battles and fueling false dichotomies.
Regardless of what Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney say or tweet and the media frenzy that generates, we all know there are stay-at-home mothers and working moms who have either made that choice or that choice was made for them for all the right and noble reasons.
Likewise, there are plenty of insecure, cowardly women who have chosen either the insulation of their home or the escape the work force offers from the strain and pressure of parenthood for all, well, not-so-noble and right reasons.
Implying that a choice is intrinsically right or wrong is -- if I dare say -- wrong. We can't justify or condemn either on its own merit.
And since we don't know what is in the heart of another human being, and we are not equipped to discern someone's internal motivation, we need to refrain from judging, justifying or condemning altogether, and if possible, from meddling in other people's affairs.
What we can and perhaps should do, however, is examine our own hearts and make sure what we choose to do is done with courage, humility and nobility of heart before God, who sees and knows each of us, and entrust our judgment into His loving, faithful and just hands.
Gordana Sjostedt arrived in Orlando from Eastern Europe in 1995. She works for Cru, with a focus on mentoring and writing. She writes letters “when I believe my voice adds a valuable and perhaps overlooked component to an ongoing dialogue on a particular issue.”