Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Hippocratic Oath

One of my favorite sermons of Caz's was when he talked about evangelism. He said that walking up to strangers and asking them about God is answering a question that isn't being asked. Instead, we need to answer the questions that are being asked.
It is wonderful to be around those who are exploring and seeking God. But often, we are around those who are not. As a poet, I am around people with a range of religious beliefs and lifestyles. They know me better than Christians I have known for years, and they are some of my favorite people in the world.
I don't talk about God with many of my poet friends. But I hope they would describe me as someone kind and nonjudgmental, and someone who treasures the power of words.
Let's take the Hippocratic Oath as believers. First, do no harm. Instead of judging the lives of others and preaching to those not asking for preaching, let's live lives of kindness and wait for others to ask why.