So, today I’m on standing on my street in an easierly direction, taking in some fresh air and admiring the blue skies before heading to the dentist’s.
A middle-aged lady walks up to me. (I’ll translate into English.)
Lady: Good morning. May I give you this leaflet?
GiG: Hmm, yes, please do.
It’s a leaflet about Jehovah’s Witnesses and their faith. And I haven’t even had my first coffee of the day. Not to worry. As a former soldier in the British Army (for I was once LCpl GermanGinge), I had my SOP (standard operating procedure) ready for use: action on being accosted by a Jehovah’s Witness/Mormon etc.
GiG: D’you know, I’d really love to talk to you about God.
Jehovah’s Witness: Really?
GiG: Of course. For it was God who created this wonderful blue sky and me and you!
JW: Indeed. How nice that we can talk about God and…
GiG: So, what do you think about Leviticus 18:22?
GiG: And do you fully agree with the sentiments in Ezekiel 25:17?
GiG: And of course I’d love to discuss with you many aspects of typology in relation to Joseph and aspects of the New Testament.
JW: Remind me about Leviticus…
GiG: 18:22? Come on, as a Christian, you should know that one off by heart!
JW: I’m very sorry. I seem to have forgotten it.
GiG: In that case, why don’t you come to my church, Christ Church Anglican, near the Messe, or I can come to your house, and we can talk about God there? How about that?
JW: Oh, I’m so sorry. I have to go.
GiG: But I thought you wanted us to talk about God? Please don’t go!
Have a proselytising day, won’t you!