Thursday, January 11, 2018
Most people who say they are evangelizing, are doing convert work using catechism and doctrine to get someone to agree to a certain institutional view of God. It is so “Reformation.” But I came across another fellow who was dubbed a “missionary,” who impressed me wit his example. He wanted to be a contemplative in a Muslim village and serve the poor. Now this fellow was a Catholic. One day, the local Iman asks him about his motives. The fellow says that his prophet, Jesus, asked believers to go and help the poor, and he had chosen to serve the poor in this village. Then he adds that if anyone should come closer to Allah because of him, he would be happy. The local Iman let the fellow stay. Now that is my idea of witness to being a follower of Jesus.