Equipping Message from Hugh
“Do you think I’m wasting my time, Hugh?”
The question came from a woman who’d been trying for some time to present the Gospel to a science-educated co-worker and getting (seemingly) nowhere. Instead of letting her talk about Jesus, this man had been posing challenges to her faith and peppering her with questions, sometimes in an abrasive tone. “My friends tell me I should write him off, but I’d like to know what you think,” she added.
At that moment I was glad for all the years and all the times I’ve spent interacting with people much like her co-worker. Their response (and his) makes perfect sense to me because I came from a similar starting point, confident of science and skeptical of religion. Such individuals who’ve grown up apart from any church may seem “closed” and “unreachable” even if they are not.