Think About It

I once heard a person say, "I don’t think my responsibility as a Christian is to get people to believe what I think, but to get people to think about what they believe." It’s one of the smartest things I have heard in a long time. Rather than walking down the street handing out tracts (which I’m not knocking, they are an effective source of evangelism for some), I’ve learned that sitting down for a cup of coffee, asking people about what they believe, and why they believe it creates an easier avenue for faith sharing. Another benefit to this is that we see the person we are sharing with, as a person who has beliefs and reasons, and not just another notch we can carve into our Bibles because they prayed the "sinner’s prayer." It’s rather belittling, and frustrating for a person to be "preached to" about a topic when the "preacher" is unwilling to hear the person’s views. It goes back to the old saying, "nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." Rather than talk, talk, talk, maybe it’s time to be quiet and start to listen, who knows how much more you will learn.

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