Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Equal Time - the RNC seeking donations

A couple of months ago, the Obama campaign called my home seeking donations. I turned a political conversation into a witnessing opportunity. Some may claim that I was biased and would not do the same for the other guy. On Sunday, Oct. 26, I had the opportunity to show the lack of bias.

After listening to all the reasons why the RNC needs money – he’s a socialist, we have to stop Pelosi, they will try anything, blah, blah, blah – I attempted to change the direction of the conversation.

I was very disappointed because I was not able to make much progress. Trying to remember the script from the Obama caller, I asked her what will it take to get to heaven. She responded that it would take a good Christian. That was a half way decent answer, though sitting in garage does not make someone a car. So, I asked her, what does that look like. Initially, she said it would take a long time to answer, but then she cut me off. She said her calls were being monitored and she could not answer a question like that because they have very strict rules. I told her that I had a similar conversation with an Obama caller, but that got me nowhere.

Then, I pointed out that matters of faith are more important than election results. She acknowledged that many of the people she called had similar sentiments. With that, the conversation ended. Maybe there was something I could have said that would have kept her on the phone. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with the RNC.

Regarding other callers, I have to admit that I've let them hang up, missing perfect opportunities. I pray that I will do better in the future.

Now Lord . . . enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

Acts 4:29

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