Two years ago I realized I was allowing patriotism and politics to jeopardize the place of God & His Kingdom in my life. Accordingly, I felt convicted to cease 'pledging allegiance' to any earthly nation. There were certainly days where my conviction was put to the test, but in the past month I've sensed a release from this conviction. It seems to me my priorities are now straight. I still don't think a worship service is the proper context for pledging allegiance to an earthly flag/nation, but at least now I know patriotism and political parties don't possibly have my foundational allegiance.
But this does raise the issue of 'temporary' convictions. I think seasonal convictions make a lot of sense. What do you think?