I have had some interesting encounters recently and they have left me baffled. Our family has homeschooled our children for 16 years. It is a choice we have made very consciously, thoughtfully, prayerfully. We have felt as though this is what we have been called to do up to this point. We have reasons, some biblical and some personal. We still pay taxes to our local school district. We pay extra to live out this homeschool option. We have never forced this option on anyone. We explain things when asked, but never begin the conversation about it.
Why, then, do people feel such negative emotion towards us? It's not really towards us, but towards homeschooling in general. Why is that? I am confused about all of it. If I don't feel the need to convert people to homeschooling, why do people feel the need to try to convert me? Why the anger?
I have never felt such emotion in all my years until here...our church in particular! That is what surprises me even more. I think the interesting thing is that God allows so many options for us...but what I think HE really wants is for us to consult HIM about things. Do the folks who feel such hatred consult God? Do they just go with the flow of what our culture thinks is expected? Do they care what HE thinks?
Just confused about this lately.