Once upon a time a shy young man worked in a large business office in the City. At lunch time his colleagues and him decided to go for a walk. They passed a large Cathedral - a famous tourist attraction - so they went in to have a look. One of the group with a grandiose gesture said "Do any of you believe in all this nonsense? God, Heaven and all that?"

His colleagues laughed. The young man said "Yes, as a matter of fact I do believe in God." The group fell silent and continued with their tour.

The young man could have said nothing. He could have laughed with the rest of the group and let the flippant comment pass. But he spoke out and proclaimed his faith and Christian belief.

How often does God give us an opportunity to speak out and proclaim Him? Yet through shyness, fear of ridicule, or for other reasons we let that opportunity pass by.

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Copyright V Moubarak 2007