If we don’t make unbelieving people a priority, we’ll always gravitate toward the comfort of Christian cul-de-sacs.
A Personal Great Commission Number
“Wouldn’t it be great if we had an app that measured our engagement with unbelievers?” Something that kept a running total of:
Amount of Time x Depth of Relationship x Unbelievers
Sadly, for many, the product would be small, low, single digits. It is so easy to fill our time with the activity and fellowship of Christian life. Block out time for prayer, quiet time, worship, Sunday school, small group, committee meetings, accountability partners, Christian entertainment, political action, and socializing with your best friends with whom you just so happen to also attend church and, well, there really isn’t much margin left for, let’s say, evangelism.
Separation from the world isn’t really so hard. One could suggest it is a preferred and more comfortable course than engagement with it, especially if your love of God is strong. It is easier in many ways to be not of the world than it is to be in it and not of it.”