Since I’ve been thinking a lot about sharing the gospel with friends, I wanted to study a talk today titled: “Creating a Gospel-Sharing Home” by M. Russell Ballard.
I feel this is one of the best answers I’ve received so far:
A gospel-sharing home is not defined by whether or not people join the Church as a result of our contact with them. Our opportunity and responsibility are to care, to share, to testify, to invite, and then to allow individuals to decide for themselves. We are blessed when we have invited them to consider the Restoration, regardless of the outcome. At the very least, we have a rewarding relationship with someone from another faith, and we can continue to enjoy their friendship.
As I read this talk it made me think a lot about Drake and Gini too. Although Gini is already familiar with the Gospel, she needs to be reminded of its importance in her own life and in the life of her future family.
The Gospel is the “good news”; it’s a map everyone can use to help their families return and live together forever in the eternities.
And we’re told throughout the Old Testament that two or more independent witnesses are required in order to certify the truth. They are not opposites, but they are like the vision seen from your two eyes, if you close one eye and then the other, alternate back and forth, you don’t see the same thing with the two eyes – but it is the combination of those two views which gives you three-dimensional perception and shows you a lot of things that neither eye by itself sees.
I’m grateful for the Plan of Happiness.
I’m grateful for the invitation Christ has given everyone to share His Gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue and people.
I hope that I can have the courage necessary to reach out to those I know and share my testimony.