Are you shy to talk about your faith and what you believe? It can be a shame not to because talking helps us to think more clearly about our belief and hope, and we can encourage one another, and find we are not alone with questions or doubts, and help one another grow in faith. So here’s an invitation to practise talking about what you believe.
I was walking down the street with a certain 5yr old the other day when she, without any prompting, began talking about God. No inhibitions with her!
Here, almost verbatim, is what she said.
“There was God and I don’t know where God came from.
Then Mary came along and they got married.
Then their baby Jesus was born.
When Jesus was old he got killed. But God loved Jesus and didn’t like him killed so he brought him alive again.
I don’t know any more because I can’t read all the words in the book.”
That may not quite be official Christian teaching but its a good try for a five year old, isn’t it? AND it’s an encouragement to us to have a try too.
Now, in simple words why not have a go at saying what’s at the heart of your faith – and remember you too don’t need to know all the words in the book!