As Christians, are we trying to bless people or convert them? Or both? We grapple with this important question, attempting to first redeem the idea of converting people and then reminding ourselves that we are ultimately called to be a blessing to people, regardless of whether they ever make a decision for Christ. We are called to live lives of "disinterested love." No doubt, this will create within the heart of those we serve and bless curiosity as to why we lead such other-centered lives. As Jeff Vanderstelt puts it, we are to "live in such a way that it would demand a 'Jesus explanation.'"
July 3, 2017