Yesterday I had the divine pleasure of meeting a lady I met on twitter for coffee. I admit I was rather nervous it was a big step taking an online friend into a real life friend.
I’m pleased to say our coffee date was a complete success, I felt as if I had known her for ages. One big thing that we do have in common is our faith.
As we chatting we both remarked how sometimes you can work next to people, socialize with people but not know their faith.
When I was growing up I was told that in polite conversation there are two things you do not discuss politics and faith.
To be honest, I could easily survive not chatting about politics, but my faith means so much to me. I want to share it with the world.
Of course I don’t mean forcing my views on everybody but I want to be honest about my faith, my love for the Lord Jesus.
I could be sitting next to a follower of Jesus for weeks on end but if we don’t talk about it how would we know.
Bless my friend being a Reverend the dog collar gives her faith away ( why are they called dog collars?). People know what she believes in and what she holds dear at first glance.
To be totally honest I love this, but I think a dog collar is a bit out of my reach. Well you never know.
This conversation has left me thinking (not always a good thing). I need to break out of the constrains of polite conversation and start openly talking about my faith and my love of Jesus. Of course I am going to come across people who don’t share my views but if we love and respect each other this won’t be a problem. Yet by being open about how passionate I am about my love for Jesus, I may encourage others to speak openly about their faith to. The more Jesus becomes part of our daily lives the better life will be.