What, exactly, is “evangelism?” As good a definition as we might hope to find comes from Reader’s Digest (of all places!). While exploring the back roads of County Leitrim, in Ireland, a couple lost their way. They spotted a farmer leading his cow to pasture and stopped him. The wife said, “Excuse me, could you direct us to Mohill? We’re lost.” A lovely smile creased the man’s leathery face. “You’re not lost at all, do y’see, for you’ve found me,” he answered, “and I know the way.” Evangelism is helping others find the way to heaven. It is not “taking the world for Christ,” but taking Christ to the world (Mk. 16:15).
From House to House/Heart to Heart