Scripture: Acts 9:28
So Paul went in and out among them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.
Thought for the Day: William Sloane Coffin, in his book “Letters to a Young Doubter,” talked about a conversation with some rather arrogant folks who brushed off the whole idea of religion. Bill couldn’t remain quiet, so he said, “‘I can understand doubting the quality of the bread, but I can’t see kidding yourself that you’re not hungry–unless, of course, your soul has so shriveled up that you have no more appetite left for the great mysteries of life… And that’s what I think has happened to so many of you…’ At that point, two wives who had come along started to clap.” I would like to suggest that Christians need to be cautious about their approach so not to be seen as arrogant or dismissive of other ideas, yet there are times when we need to speak boldly.
Prayer: O God of love and justice, provide me a passion for the Gospel message so I may speak fearlessly. Amen.