These quotes can be used with YW lesson #21 on “Sharing the Gospel”
And… might I add…
I absolutely LOVE these quotes!!!
The first one is a great comparison about how sharing the Gospel is like offering a glass of orange juice to someone (or not offering it).
And the second one…
Is one of my ALL-TIME favorite quotes! It is a real “ah-ha” moment.
They can both create a great conversation with those you are reading it with.
Here are the PDF files:
First quote: orange juice missionary quote
When you extend to a friend an invitation to meet with the missionaries, you are offering to share something that is most valuable and cherished. Is that offensive? Sister Oaks and I have not found this to be the case. In fact, we have found that when we offer to share the gospel, friendships are strengthened, even though the friends may not embrace the gospel message. Consider that you are invited to a friend’s house for breakfast. On the table you see a large pitcher of freshly squeezed orange juice from which your host fills his glass. But he offers you none. Finally, you ask, “Could I have a glass of orange juice?” He replies, “Oh, I am sorry. I was afraid you might not like orange juice, and I didn’t want to offend you by offering you something you didn’t desire.” Now, that sounds absurd, but it is not too different from the way we hesitate to offer up something far sweeter than orange juice. I have often worried how I would answer some friend about my hesitancy when I meet him beyond the veil.
Second quote: warning voice eyring