I asked the question on Tuesday, in regard to a recent visit to Disneyland: Why was I content to hand out only 25 Gospel tracts when there were tens of thousands of unsaved people walking around?
A few contributed some worthy speculations:
Angel asked, “Because you were devoting yourself to some much needed family time?”
The advantage of making a daily evangelistic goal (mine is to hand out ten tracts a day) is that once I’ve attained it, I can relax. There were times in the past when I would absolutely ruin a family outing because of my zeal for the lost. My priorities were sincerely misplaced (click to read an article on how I really blew it and knew I had to change). It got to the point where my daughters would ask this pleading question: “Daddy, do you have to hand out tracts today?”
Now that I’m part of The Everyday Club, I can confidently assure my wife and two little girls by saying this, “All I have to do is hand out ten tracts and I’m done.”
They breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Canadian Paul Latour answered my question, “Why was I content with handing out so few tracts?” in this way:
“Because you’re finally burning out, couldn’t care less about people’s souls, dropping the faith, gonna sell your family and spend the rest of your life drinking beer while catching rays on the beach until you shrivel up and die?”
Of course. That would be my reason…if I lived in Canada! 🙂