How should we vote? I believe we should consider both sides of the argument, and so I found it refreshing when Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Opposition spoke about remaining in Europe 'warts and all'. In turn many have expressed puzzlement why Her Majesty's Government should present only reasons for staying in.
Lord Nigel Lawson said that the purposes that lay behind cooperation agreements in Europe [mainly to avoid a third World War] can now be ignored. I strongly disagree because humankind has not suddenly become benign. If we don't prize peace highly we are unlikely to enjoy it. Forgiveness and new beginnings lie at the heart of 71 years of peace. What a blessing; may we never forget it. Previously conflicts cascaded one into another, and there were few settled periods.
As viewpoints are sifted, there will be Christians on both sides of the argument. However we, and many others, will share common goals. Whatever the outcome, it's always more important to build bridges rather than erect walls.
It is important we vote, and vote for future generations.