Today a running buddy sent me a hilarious YouTube video that captures some of the zany conversations I have during my preparation to run a marathon. http://youtu.be/Cw5MHsO-JI8 Some people see addicted runners as simply crazy. Perhaps it is fortunate that I have been injured this winter, so the members of Resurrection Lutheran, my new congregation, have not been subjected to this conversation. But come spring?!
On a more serious note, I also wonder if conversations about spiritual matters can have a similar effect on the non-believer. Can someone with a passionate faith in Jesus Christ come across as so weird, that it repels rather than attracts? Especially if the conversation is so one-sided as this one. On the other hand, it was the vitality and joy that I saw in so many runners that drew me into the fold. Isn’t that true for the faithful as well?
Questions to ponder