10/14/10 Oscar, about 25
Tonight I went out to witness with Monica and Kat, two faithful sisters from church, along with Kat's young son Silas. We met a jogger at the park (Oscar) and I asked if he would answer some questions, which he graciously did. Oscar told us he had no religious background, no ideas about eternity, and wasn't sure either way about God's existence, not did he seem to care. Yet he stayed while I talked, so I struggled with trying to decide how far to take my line of questions with his noncommittal answers. Of course people need to hear God's truth, but at some point we can "wear out our welcome" to the point that our listener stops hearing what we are saying and is only trying to figure out how to get out of the conversation. Oscar did agree that it is easy to get caught up in our day to day concerns and that eternity is something worth thinking about. I gave him a gospel tract and a New Testament. I hope I gave him enough truth for today.