LUNCH WITH FRIENDS…WHEN THE FOOD IS AN ADDED BONUS!

I happened upon another easy way to share the gospel of Christ.

I am sure I am not the first to think of it, and I am certainly sure I am not the first to do it!

It includes eating.

Lunch.

It includes eating lunch.

It includes including others while eating lunch.

Eating, however, is just an added bonus -

Let me explain.

I have been blessed with many wonderful friends not of my faith, whom I love and love being with!  I have discovered that we all have something in common! It turns out…we all eat lunch!

So, I thought - why not eat together once in a while?

I want to express to you my first desire in inviting my friends to lunch. Though sharing our wonderful gospel is always on my mind, I am inviting them to lunch because I am fond of them and want to cultivate our friendship! I do it because I enjoy being with them! I do it simply because I love them.

Though sharing the gospel is not my primary intent for taking my friends to lunch, I have found it almost inevitable to do so, when true friendship is cultivated!  This is because sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ includes sharing friendship! It includes loving others – regardless of if they are interested in our church! It includes loving others – unconditionally – always.

Sharing these sweet lunches with friends has also preceded many unexpected miracles. Because the gospel is such an integral part of my life, it comes up in every conversation. It is part of me and who I am, and my friends know that – and love me anyway! I have had countless opportunities to share not only how a Mormon woman lives and thinks, but my testimony.

Lunch with friends has become a two-fold blessing. First, I have sweet, wonderful friends who I enjoy getting together with, often! Second, opportunities to share what means most to me, happen naturally - with those who mean most to me.

Lunch with friends.

A feast, with our without – food.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “LUNCH WITH FRIENDS…WHEN THE FOOD IS AN ADDED BONUS!

  1. Anonymous

    April,
    You are my inspiration! Thank you for keeping me focused on the mark of sharing the gospel with those around me. This blog is wonderful!!

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