Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bad Night

Tonight, I was out having dinner with around 8 other english teachers. These are the majority of the people I have suedo "gotten-to-know" over the past 3 weeks. Near the end of dinner one girl starts to bash Christianity, and then another one joins her. It was heart wrenching. I know there are moments to speak, but I didn't think this was one of them, especially, since she had been drinking. If I had said something, I felt like I would have been attacked by everyone at the table. The only positive to this situation is that I saw my co-workers tense up when the dis fest began. I felt one of my co-workers watching me out of the corner of my eye. I am guessing they knew that it bothered me, I don't think they know the extent to which it hurts me. Tonight, I am grieving once again, for the english teachers in Daegu. All things that were said about Christianity were clear evidence that these girls were only seeing religion, rules, and fallen people. They are missing the whole point, the good news! I pray that get a chance to tell them, and that they will listen. I pray that my life will be a testament to it, so even when there are no words, my actions will speak for themselves. I knew something like this might happen eventually, but the reality of it is so sad. I also think that sometimes people work so hard to disprove Christianity, because at the end of the day they want to feel good about the way they live their lives. No one wants to feel guilt, or be told they are wrong. I ask again, that you join me in praying for the english teachers of Daegu. The greatest thing is standing right in front of them, but they refuse to see it.


ClareMarie said...

Jules, you have such a sweet tender heart. I'm sure that you can display to them Christ's love as you continue on your adventure. Maybe they need a listening ear to hear some one who is a Christian say that their previous experiences WERE bad. That what they saw wasn't what Christ is like. To understand. You have a wonderful capacity to listen.

reeders said...

Jules, that is so true! No one likes to feel guilt, or feel like the way they are living is wrong!! Keep standing strong girl, and know that God hears our prayers for you from america!! Love!