Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. (1 Peter 5:3 NRSV)
In a Peanuts comic strip, Linus listens attentively as his little sister tells him about her potential as an evangelist. She says to Linus: "I would have made a good evangelist. Do you know that kid who sits behind me at school? I convinced him that my religion is better than his religion." "How did you do that?" Linus asks. "I hit him with my lunch box!" Lucy replies.
God doesn't want us to beat people over the head with our salvation that comes from Jesus Christ. In love, God wants us to share Christ through our acts of love, kindness and joy.
Dear God, fill me with your love, as I share it to move others closer to you. Amen.
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