Street evangelisation

September 30, 2008 in General, News

cdavy_01.jpgFr Charlie Davy SJ, having signed up for a one-day course on evangelisation. was disconcerted to find that it included a bit of practice. He went on to the Galway streets for an hour, and, as instructed, accosted people: who seemed to be at leisure:Would you like to hear some good news? If they said Yes, Charlie followed up with: God loves you. Is that something you have experienced? The responses varied from strong No to strong Yes through reflections on where they stood on religion. Charlie reflected: “I found it hard accosting strangers and proposing faith in a direct way, but I felt it had its place and raised useful questions.”