Faith Swap

24 Jan

On a recent morning I was at home doing schoolwork before I had to leave for my afternoon class and the phone rang. I might normally peek at the number for recognition and then decide if I should pick it up, but instead I just grabbed the receiver and said, “Hello,” on the house phone.

Well, it was someone from the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses who had called. She assured me she did not want my money, just a little of my time. Apparently, the pandemic has curtailed door to door faith campaigning and phone calls are the current trend. I let her share her message then I decided to share mine. She told of God amidst a troubled world and that our sins can be washed away. I spoke of Jesus’ love for all and how his model life inspires me. She spoke of prayer and so did I. She mentioned sending me a booklet and I graciously declined. I told her about this website. She did not ask for the website URL nor did I ask for her resources; we simply parted. She thanked me for my time, and I wished her success in her future phone calls because I believe what she is doing by phone could be just as hard as stepping up to someone’s porch.

I was happy I picked up the phone. She was pushy about her brand of faith, and I tried to chime in whenever I could. What picking up the phone did for me that morning was allow me a faith sharing opportunity that was unexpected.

And… the conversation gave me food for thought for today!

Matthew 28:19 

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

And there is this famous quote by St. Francis of Assisi:

“Preach the gospel always, if necessary, use words


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