From Rev’d Anne-Marie
Last time I went to get my hair cut, my usual hairdresser was off sick, so my hair was cut by a hairdresser from another branch who was covering for her. She was quite friendly and chatty and asked me what my job was. When I told her, her response was, “Oh, so are you a Christian?” Sadly, her previous experience of Christians had not been very positive. She went on to tell me about someone she had known who had described himself as a “born-again Christian” and had put a lot of effort into telling her she was going to hell. When a friend of hers had died in tragic circumstances, he had cheerfully told her that her friend had gone to hell. I found myself apologizing for what another Christian had said and trying to speak to her about God’s love and Jesus’ promise that he came to save people rather than condemn them.