Evangelizing is Easy–To, Too and Two

Like most folks reading this, I have friends who are not church-going.

That doesn’t matter, Jesus had plenty too.

When given the opportunity, those seemingly not close to God, but close to you, are so for a reason.

What we probably believe about these friends is that their mind tells them God’s not that important, or there’s too much hypocrisy in the Church, or no one can possibly believe all the miracles of the Old Testament etc….etc…

On this Holy Thursday we must remember one more potential reason why our friends are far from God.

They feel dirty.

Jesus chose, on His last night of freedom on earth, to spend it washing dirt off the feet of His disciples.

And don’t forget St. Peter’s reaction in John 13.

Peter said to him”You will never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered him,
“Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”

The reasons that keep our friends and co-workers from God are many.

The answer to every one of those reasons is the same.

Jesus Christ–with Whom they can become:

  • friends to
  • friends too
  • friends two

Whenever the subject of religion comes up–I’ve noticed that the older I get the more often it happens–simply make this statement.

Forget about your issues with the Church or whether or not you believe all the Old Testament miracles…when our life is over there will be less evidence we existed than there is now about the person Jesus.  There have been more books written about Him than any other man.  There is far less evidence that Julius Caesar existed, or Attila the Hun, yet no one questions their place in history.  Since therefore, Jesus must be real, His death on the cross was done as much for you as it was for me.  He wants to make you clean before God.

Now, I’m not expecting you to say these words verbatim–but–you get the idea.

Try it, the results will astound you.

Jesus came to wash the feet of mankind.

Mankind is very aware of how dirty they are.

Be that vessel that helps Christ pour the water of forgiveness over the feet and heart of your friends.

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