I’ve been slacking in my personal goals.
One of goals was to engage in a conversation with a stranger once a week.
But I haven’t really gotten around to it. My introverted-ness has been winning the battle 9 out of 10 times.
But that one time I do get to talk to someone, it’s really fascinating, even if it is for a couple of minutes. I ask them 4 questions (questions I got from Lord, Save Me From Your Followers)
- How was the universe created?
- What happens after we die?
- What is something that Christians are known for?
- What is something that Jesus was known for?
I guess the most interesting part is, in the handful of people I’ve spoken to, the answers given for #3 and #4 are never the same. Actually, #3 is always a negative answer and 4 is always a positive one.
We Christians have a huge PR issue.
2 thoughts on “I’ve Been Slacking”
Joseph, I’m trying to imagine having to make a goal to engage in a conversation with a stranger. Here in the American South, we strike up conversations with strangers pretty much every time we’re around one.
But, I can’t imagine asking these strangers any of your 4 questions.
Well for me, I don’t know how to actually start a conversation, so this is my safety net. And I’ve found that people are not as closed minded as one may perceive. I remind them that there are no wrong answers and I’m not here to debate with them. I don’t offer my own opinions (unless they ask) and all I do is, if possible, offer up follow up questions like: “why do you think your answer about Christians are vastly different from your answer about Jesus.” If I were to correct them or tell them that they’re wrong, this would never work. But I’m here to learn from them, and I let them know that before hand.
I think people like to hear that someone wants to learn something from them.