Monday, October 23, 2006

Monday Question of the Week

People learn to become Christians by watching the effect of the Gospel on someone else's life. From whom did you learn the effects of the Gospel on your life? What does you life say about the Gospel to others?


John Shuck said...

Thanks Miranda for this question.

About 25 years ago I hitchhiked across the country from Montana to New York. I had given up on religion, God, the whole package. I was picked up by a Catholic priest. In a few miles he picked up another hitchhiker. He had some bread and some water for us. He never preached. He never asked annoying questions. He didn't moralize. He simply picked us up. I assume he did this all of the time (probably at great risk to himself).

He made such an impact on me, that I continue to think that he was the revelation of the Holy Spirit to me to later on stumble my way back into church and into the ministry.

Matthew 10.42:
"...and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’


Elaine said...

This is really too predictable to post, but it is true. It was my youth minister growing up -- particularly the night my mother died. I was 12.