By Kay Franscoviak
Paul wrote, "I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ" (Philemon 1:6). Share my faith?! As I reflect on past experiences, I think - well, yes, I have shared my faith. I have participated in Bible studies with my work colleagues and at my church, I have demonstrated my faith by volunteering for Family Promise, attended church faithfully, and taught children's Sunday School. However, are participation, demonstration, attendance, and teaching all there is to sharing faith?
Over the last six months, I have given a lot of thought to the question of -- how ardently have I talked about my relationship with Jesus to someone outside of my church family? It is very easy for me to actively do, but to actually discuss my faith is difficult - really out of my comfort zone. I realize it is time to reflect on the journey of my faith from childhood to present if I am to share it with someone who is not a regular church goer. This self-reflection is happening with the help of Trinity's small group discussions.
As I come to know my faith journey better, then I will be able to better share my relationship with Christ with others as Paul instructed.