Coming back from Scotland to SW England, I was encouraged and empowered to tell my colleagues in a secular school environment about our church’s mission trip to Dornoch. Usually with all of the “how was your break questions” we are tempted to skirt the surface and not go into detail. But I have been burdened to share exactly why I was up in Scotland with these people. So I started to do so.
In staff meeting sunday, I told a teacher that I was in Scotland with my American church supporting missionaries and running a bible club. His response was “Oh I didn’t know you were a Christian. See, you are my favorite type of Christian because you don’t run around blabbing about it all day.” I didn’t know what to say to this, except I muttered something like it’s not about shoving things down people’s throats. But should I be pleased with this reaction?
Luke 6: 22 “Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.”
Food for thought.