At Dinner One Night

December 8, 2015

I work for a church and recently a neighbor apologized to me for saying a prayer before we ate dinner at their house. Let that sink in. They know I work for a church. Even asked me how the church was doing, but felt the need to apologize for a pre-dinner prayer. One member of the family even added, after “in Jesus name,” “Or whatever deity you would like to thank.”

images-3If I am being honest, I have been struggling with this. I am not sure if this a commentary on my personal witness, on our society or both. I am not sure if as a non-traditional family, they felt they might be stepping on my beliefs and needed to say something. I am not sure if they are so used to apologizing in their circles that it came naturally. Or is it that I have not been bold enough in my own faith and beliefs?

No matter the reason, I believe I need to step up my game. It was the second time in a single day I had been challenged to think about how I actively lead people to God. And I think that conversation, brief as it was, tells me I need to use words more often.

Have you had an experience like this before?  What was it like and what did you do in response to that?  Share below.

Related blogs

NL_You_World_Slide YouVersion
How Can You “Go Into All the World”?
refuge
God is Your Refuge
friendship
Godly Friendships that Last

Discover God Here