Share Your Faith

The word Gospel, in its Greek form, means “Good News.” From the beginning of the Christian movement we’ve had good news to share. As the old hymn goes, “We’ve a story to tell to the nations…” Well, the nations means everyone, everywhere, from our doorsteps to the end of the earth.

 

We believe that the love of God is so good, so glad, so contagious, that we can’t help but share it – in our conversations, our actions and the way we love others. People are hungry for the Bread of Life and they are looking, even subconsciously, for the way, the truth and the life. And we – as strange as it may seem – are enlisted by God for this purpose; carrying the treasure of God in the clay pots of our lives.

 

How do we do this?

 

Sharing the faith is no more than a loving, authentic conversation. In includes very active listening, to discern where our conversation partner is and their readiness. Sharing the faith is two-way, as we give and take, challenge and are challenged. Sharing the faith is direct and indirect, word-full and word-less. And the integrity of our life is directly correlated to the power lent by others to what we say.

 

Most of all we have a great gift at our disposal – the gift of invitation. We may invite those who are searching for spiritual home to our spiritual home. In our spiritual home we are surrounded by the symbols and stories of the faith, by a people doing what we talk about. If you can imagine the best host or hostess in the world welcoming people to the finest restaurant in the land, escorting them to a fine table and seating them for the best meal of their lives – you understand our role of sharing and inviting. We introduce people to the magic. And then we let it work its way with them.

 

Imagine: a whole congregation of contagious Christians, willing to share the good news in everything they are and do, inviting people who are ready to the feast of life.

 

Share your faith …

Last Published: February 15, 2012 3:58 PM