Thinking through @Alycia_Wood’s evangelism tips, I actually want to hear from you guys. Do you personally find it easy or hard to engage with people on spiritual topics?
Personally, I’ve gone on a real journey with this. For years, I was hesitant. I have strong opinions and don’t want to blast anyone, haha. Too many of my conversations have turned into pointless debates in the past, and it made me not want to engage with people.
But a key point for me came when I realized something: even though many of us have a bad taste in our mouths from aggressive debates around politics/religion, in our heart of hearts, most people WANT to be asked what they think about those things. They want to share from the heart!
The trick is to listen. Nobody will speak if they don’t feel listened too. Even if we end up disagreeing, I have never had someone walk away from a spiritual conversation where I really tried to listen angry.
A bit of an eye-opener for me!!!
But what about you guys? Where are you at with this?