Posted by: Justin Wallace | November 11, 2010

When they don’t want to hear it anymore…

*This is an article from RelevantMagazine.com by Craig Borlase. We passed it on to our students and I thought it might be something you could pass on to your students. Please share your thoughts after you read it.

How do you tell loved ones about the Gospel—when they’ve heard it all before?

Ever since I re-found my faith at the end of my teenage years, I’ve had a group of friends whom I hold dear but who do not share my beliefs. We’ve been through life together; we’ve leaned on each other, annoyed each other and been brutally honest with each other.

The last time we hung out, we went around the table sorting out what we saw as each other’s big issues: Andy’s singleness, Liam’s frustrations, Vincent’s work-life balance, my faith. When it came to my turn to take part in the ritual, they wanted to know why I’d been so keen on trying to convert them all those years ago.

“And why did you stop?” asked Vincent.

I’m not sure if I really answered his question. I said something about valuing their friendship, that our relationship was not dependent on their subscribing to my particular set of beliefs. The next question finished me off:

“Why would you want to convert us anyway?”

Read the entire article…

 

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