“While the lecture

[which seemed ‘pragmatic and inoffensive’] itself was not bold, because my friendships were bold and intimate and risky, the lecture had impact. This experience taught me a powerful lesson about evangelism: the integrity of our relationships matters more than the boldness of our words. Because of who I was to the gay community this lecture had made its mark” (p. 48).

Reading: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. —Matthew 5:16

Selections from The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012). Used with permission.