Last week I dropped my computer and the screen cracked. Ouch.
This week I stopped by a computer repair shop that has renovated an old church in the middle of Cincinnati. As I walked toward the entrance another man joined me. I assumed he was and employee and asked him what kind of church originally met in the building. I thought my question might provide an opportunity to discuss Christ or at least have a little more conversation than “Good Morning”.
His response was unexpected. He said, “I don’t know, but I am sure they thought they were right.”
Usually, I can come up with a quick response. Not this time. His words conveyed a certain distaste for Christianity and it seemed to run deep. I wondered what kind of experience he had with the church in general. Did he see Christianity as narrow-minded in its convictions? He was a contractor. Maybe he had been stiffed or mistreated in some other type of deal with a Christian. Obviously, I am still wondering.