In my walk through my Christian life and the progression of thought in how the church reaches the world separated from God, my perspective on conversations has changed radically.
I used to think of conversations with those around me as an exchange. Something from which I was looking to gain.
As I now understand that I am the church, not the organization, it is my job to reach out to those around me, rather than relying on an organization’s programs to do it.
Therefore, every conversation is now something through which I am looking to give away.
It really changes everything.
Friday night. Jenks High School football homecoming (beat Broken Arrow 21-7, woot!) we were sitting behind a single mom and daughter. We had never met or seen either of them. The mom’s dad showed up after not being seen in four years. He took the little girl, the granddaughter he had not known, for a coke. Mom shared her story, shaken.
Bonnie and I listened and encouraged. We’re here for you.
Why you are there really changes everything.