Sharing Your Faith with Others
Eric Metaxas describes how sharing something beautiful with people - God - is natural and different than wanting to change people.
Questions for Discussion and Personal Reflection
- What do you think makes you who you are?
- How is sharing something beautiful different than trying to change people?
I live in New York City, and you know, in New York, most people that you'll bump into don't believe what I believe and, you know, I was one of them. I think when people feel, uh, like, a guilt that I need to be having spiritual conversations, that's not good. I mean, if we're talking about God, we're talking about truth, we're talking about beauty, we're talking about love. We're talking about everything when you're talking about God, and so it has to relate to every part of life. This is part of who I am, this is what makes me, uh, who I am. In fact, literally God made me so he knows the purpose of my life and so it, it touches my whole life, how I relate to my friends, to, uh, my spouse, to my kids, to my parents, to my colleagues. Like, it's just part of who I am, and it flows naturally. To share something beautiful with people is totally different from wanting to change people. If this is a beautiful thing, then, um, I'm not going to pick up those bad, weird vibes from the person that I'm talking to. It's going to, it's going to feel natural. I was the recipient of somebody sharing this beautiful thing with me in a beautiful way, and I'm eternally grateful. It changed my life, it gave me peace, it gave me purpose, it gave me— all the things that I didn't even know if it was possible to get, I have.