What do you think about God?
May I ask you a question? What do you think about God?
This is a question I love to ask of people. Some responses are surprising. Some responses are simple regurgitations of other people’s opinions. Some are thought-provoking. Some are inspiring. Some are sad. In years of talking to people about God, I’ve found this to be the easiest, least-threatening starter to a conversation about faith. Although they may never, otherwise, share it, this question invites a response. It opens a discussion.
Whether raised in church or not, it seems everyone has an opinion, and those opinions say a lot. Those opinions typically reveal what separates people from or connects them to God. Those opinions typically reveal what facts and myths people believe. Those opinions revealed, provide a platform for a deeper conversation.
There’s a great responsibility we share as believers. We’ve been challenged to take the truth of Jesus Christ to our friends and neighbors. The next time you have the opportunity, try simply asking, “what do you think about God?”
So, let me ask you. What do you think about God? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Do you have an interesting starter you use, when talking to people about their belief in God? Share that in the comments below too.