Christians believe something very deeply… we’ve entrusted our lives, careers, money, opportunities, everything over to Jesus. We’re depending on Jesus’ grace to get us through death. These are all serious things!
So it makes it really hard when our non-Christian friends or family poke fun at our faith. When they joke about going to church, or even mention “hell” like its a place they’ll get to party. So, apart from letting it pass most of the time, in the odd times you can address it, what might we say?
- “Just a second… I’d really like you to think about what you said just then.”
- “Hey, I’m not sure you realise how important this is to me personally. Can I explain?”
- “I know you think it’s kinda funny, but I really care what you think about this stuff.”
It may not get somewhere, but it might help them realise that you really do take it seriously… and maybe they should too.