Make All the Good People Nice
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2004 Sep 06
Just received this email from a man in my church:
Hi Pastor Ray,
I wanted to share something with you that happened to Paula and me after
church yesterday. In your sermon you talked about people seeing God through us and Calvary Memorial Church. Well, after church we went to the Cozy Corner Restaurant [our favorite after church hangout] and I was looking over the bulletin. when one of our favorite waitresses, Mary Ann, brought our menu's she saw and bulletin and said "Oh, you two go to Calvary, no wonder you are such nice people." I thought you would enjoy hearing about this.
Take care and God Bless, Ray Sherman
Somewhere I remember hearing about a child who prayed like this: "Dear God, please make all the bad people good, and all the good people nice. Amen."
Not a bad prayer. Sometimes we make evangelism difficult because, although we claim to be good, we're not always very nice.
Being nice isn't the whole Christian life, but it's not a bad place to begin.
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