putting the FAN in evangelism – spreading your messages by daring to share what you are a FAN of
Do you ever see something from ONE angle – form a hasty opinion or judgement – see things from a DIFFERENT angle – then feel guilty about your first judgement?
Please let me share with you a recent example that inspired this post.
I saw two people walking together – a young, scruffy-looking “skater kid” with an older person placing a comforting hand on the kid’s shoulder.
I saw them walking in front of me and thought words to the effect:
“Silly bloody irresponsible kid. I wonder what trouble he got himself into. Look at that supportive grown up! Probably has to bail the kid out of trouble.”
I later saw the pair walking towards me. Turns out the responsible grown-up was blind and the irresponsible kid was helping him move around.
Man, did I feel bad about my hasty judgement.
I saw completely wrong about “who was helping who” and “who needed help”.
I made a vow then and there to try to see things from a different angle – before jumping to such rash judgements.
These days I try to:
What about you? Have you had a similar situation?
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