The case for beguiling

Some of us need waking gently

A November 2015 survey asked British people for their response to being at the receiving end of a conversation about Jesus from a practising Christian.

Wanted to know more about Jesus: 19%

Didn’t: 59%

Open to an experience or encounter with Jesus: 20%

No thank you: 49%

Sad not to share their faith: 16%

Glad not to share their faith: 42%

As well as leading us to a grudging admiration for the independence of thought and scepticism of the average Brit, what else can this teach us?

Perhaps the need to be beguiling, not direct, to give people a sniff, not a verse, to bide our time. Some of us take a long time to be woken in the mornings. 


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