“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship.” ~ Patrick Henry
As much as we want to only wave the banner of the first part of this statement, the love compassion and freedom demonstrated in the second half IS the tangible way we can reach others with that gospel. I think we miss the mark in our enthusiasm, so we miss making the most of the opportunities for sharing His love the way He intends us to. The same Divine Love that saved me is for anyone, the same freedoms afforded me by living here in America is for everyone as well, as it was meant to be.
1 Peter 3:8 "To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;"
Ephesians 5:15-17 "So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
Acts 17:26-27 "From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us."
Joyful on the Journey