Why do we struggle with sharing our faith? And perhaps more importantly, why don’t people we care about want to listen. I think Rick Richardson, in his book, Reimagining Evangelism, may have an answer for us.
“In the Scripture, the word evangelism means “communicating or announcing good news.” Based on that, let’s try seeing ourselves as travel guides on a spiritual journey rather than traveling sales people on a call.”
My apologies to those sales people out there who don’t fit the stereotypical mold our culture has for those in that career, but let’s face it, when you have to create a ‘Don’t Call’ list, there must be something wrong.
If that same sales mentality creeps into our evangelism, we might get put on a friend’s ‘Don’t Preach to Me’ list and then where will we be? Love always…evangelize when appropriate.