At El Camino College today a little boy, prompted by his mother, who obviously didn’t like our evangelistic activities on campus, handed me a piece of paper. I read the little note and erred in judgment.
I tell all first time students to my evangelism class that they should live by this motto when they start to share their faith: Go and make mistakes! I too, on occasion, overstep the bounds of good taste and propriety, forgetting that I need to let my words be apples of gold in settings of silver.
Yes, dear reader, I still make mistakes. Lots of them.
The tiny tyke didn’t know what he was doing as he toddled over to hand me a missive written sarcastically by his Mom. Unfortunately, I responded in kind after I read this:
I looked at Mother, and next to Child, then exclaimed, “Oh! A baby fool!”
Admittedly, not the best way to win friends and influence people.