You might think you need to be well-versed in theology to evangelize others, but Jeff wants you to know that evangelizing is easier than you think. To demonstrate how opportunities for evangelization naturally present themselves in the midst of normal life, he shares a moving story from his most recent motorcycle trip through the mountains of Montana.
- Stop making this so complicated! It’s super natural!
- Archbishop Vigneron of Detroit in “Unleash the Gospel”
- When you encounter people day to day are looking for a friend or a good word, not heavy evangelization. Treat talking about God the same as any other topic you are excited to talk about.
Kinds of simple evangelization
- Acts of kindness- If you do something nice for someone, it can be a good opportunity to share your faith.
- Prayer- This can be really hard for many people but it’s a good way to put yourself out there.
- Have something with you ready to go, a kind of “field kit.”
- Card with local parish name and number on it.
- Be safe but maybe give out your information if it is possible.
- You can also leave them around for people to find.
- Opening statements for starting discussions
- What’s the biggest obstacle you’re facing in your life right now?
- As you look forward is there anything that you are really worried about in the near future?
- If you had the power, what’s the one thing you would change in your country?
- What’s the one thing in your past that you regret?
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