The Digital Evangelism Issues blog recently carried a post called ‘Paying It Forward‘. It builds on the idea that when we have a kindness shown to us, we cannot always repay our debt of gratitude to the person who showed care for us. So we find someone else to bless instead. We ‘pay forward’, instead of ‘paying back’. The nature of our paying forward has to be unconditional: we have no expectation of return. There was a Kevin Spacey film inspired by this idea. The DEI blog post links this with the Engel Scale, showing where people might be on their spiritual journey into faith, and the Gray Matrix, which plots sympathy and resistance towards the Gospel. The blog also embeds this Thai video:
How can our acts of unconditional love demonstrate the Good News and pave the way for words about Jesus?