It makes me wonder about how much we take for granted in NZ when it comes to our faith. People in Laos are put in prison, persecuted...and worse, just for sharing their faith. We moan about the secularisation of NZ but barely give a thought to the fact that the worst we may face for sharing our faith is a cringing face or disapproving response - thats hardly in the same league as persecution is it?
And yet, are we taking every (any?) opportunity to proclaim the Gospel? Are we taking the great commission seriously? Are we sharing our faith in Jesus with all this opportunity that we live with everyday? Or, are we just going to leave that painful task for the Laos people - the persecuted Church?
Something to think about.