Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. – Mother Theresa
If you are in love, it radiates naturally from within. People will notice that radiance and will wonder why you have that radiance. In time they will know it is from your relationship with God and they will want to have the same radiance. We don’t have to always evangelize by asking people about their relationship with God. Sometimes it is better to be seen than heard.
Jesus challenge his disciples to be like a child (John 18:2). I believe I never truly understood what that meant until I had children. My one year old reminds me what is to be like a child daily. As he learns right and wrong, he makes mistakes and frustrates me. However, he never fails to believe in my love for him and my willingness to forgive him no matter what. Many times after he chooses the “wrong thing”, he runs to me for forgiveness and love. Imagine if we had the same bond with our Heavenly Father…
One of the challenges we face as Christians is finding the Christ in everyone. Sometimes our own sinfulness obscures our view, and sometimes it is the other who doesn’t want us to see the Christ in them. However, forgiveness washes the mud that covers our eyes so that we might see….