On SMASH this week we have been learning about witnessing through love. Yesterday we went sight seeing around Cape Town. To get to Robben Island we took a really rocky boat so I didn’t share the gospel with anyone because throughout the day I was either experiencing motion sickness or recovering from it. However, I did notice that many people could see something different about this group of teenagers. People would engage us in conversation because our team was happy, joking together and getting along well and most of all we were loving towards each other and everyone around us. I realised that people are drawn towards joy, authenticity and love. I was really encouraged to witness in the way that I live and not just use words.
To love everyone can be very difficult but it really is noticed by other people. Denying self includes putting other people first so that your order becomes Christ then others and then yourself.