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Everyone Will Answer

Flexible young manBe flexible in your approach to share the Christian faith. Be prepared to make a fool of yourself initially. Carefully read any literature you intend to use as you share. Don't ask, "Are you a Christian?" Almost everyone will answer, "Yes, of course!" leaving you speechless! Find out in other ways whether they are or not. Don't argue. Remember, you may win the argument but lose the person. I still vividly remember at my commissioning as a Church Army Officer in Southwark Cathedral, London the following verse given me at that time. Philemon 6 in The Living Bible reads, "And I pray that as you share your faith with others it will grip their lives too, as they see the wealth of good things in you that come from Christ Jesus." This was and is a lifelong calling. When we witness others will see the wealth of good things in us that come from Jesus Christ!

Leprechaun!

LeprechaunAn old poem by an unknown author describes the importance of being wise. "Oh! As I went out one winter's night, A leprechaun I spied,
With scarlet cap and coat of green, A cruiskeen at his side.
He hammered and sang with his tiny voice, And I drank his mountain dew:
Oh! I laughed to think he was caught at last. But the fairy was laughing too,
With eager grasp I caught the elf 'Your fairy purse!' I cried.
'I've given it away,' he said, 'To the lady at your side.'
I turned to look, the elf was gone; And what was I to do?
Oh! I laughed to think of the fool I'd been: And the fairy was laughing too."


A "cruiskeen" by the way was a small jug for holding liquor!

"Sharing Christian Faith"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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