October 12, 2010: What do we really have to show for our faith?

Posted on : Oct 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Still Speaking

Watch how you live. Your lives may be the only gospel your sisters and brothers will ever read. (Dom Helder Camara, former archbishop and martyr).

If you grew up in church, as I did, the chances are big that as a teenager you attended youth group. The youth group I attended as teenager was lead by a seminarian who was really into evangelism, and so we were constantly encouraged to spread the good news of Jesus – meaning we had to tell others about Jesus. Maybe you were asked to invite a friend to youth group (the fancy word for this is “friendship evangelism”). Can’t say we were all that enthusiastic to go and evangelize our friends at school. I’m sure I don’t have to explain why the very idea was petrifying for me as a teenager. We’re talking high school here – as it is, it was already difficult to fit in! small business association homely.