Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Mission Field!

On the Occupy Wall Street protests: Reading the glowing mainstream media reports of the protests, and the denunciations of them by conservative commentators, there’s only one thought that came to my mind:

What a mission field!

You read that right. Where else are you going to find a large group of people searching for some kind of a cause? Followers of Jesus have a real chance to reach out to them with the truth of the gospel. At the very least, we should be praying for them, asking God to watch over them and give us ways we could show His love to them.

I’ve been reading Jesus’ account of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. What was the key difference between the spiritual priest and Levite, and the outcast Samaritan? It’s what they REALLY saw: the first two saw an inconvenience, maybe even a threat (maybe a trap by thieves, a common menace to travelers at that time). The Samaritan saw a soul who needed help. Let us pray for, and find ways, we can be the Samaritans to those Occupy Wall Street protesters, so that they can find eternal life through faith in Jesus!

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