Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kony 2012.

In the last few days, a video entitled Kony 2012 has gone viral. Long story short, there is a man by the name of Joseph Kony who runs the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who kidnaps children and forces them to mutilate and murder other people. In watching the video, I was inspired by its message. People of all races, from all over the country, and even over the world fighting to end Kony. People coming together to fight, not for their own benefit, but for the benefit of others, for the helpless. I felt a sense of community, a bond among those with a common goal. It was inspiring to see people who cared about something worthwhile and being proactive about it.
 But then I had a thought. What if Christians had the same enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel as they do spreading the Kony 2012 campaign? What if we were as passionate about stopping Satan as much as we are passionate about stopping Kony? What if when we woke up in the morning, we decided we would tell someone about the Bible or invite them to Church? But unlike Kony 2012, most people won't agree with you, most people won't care, and some people may even get angry with you. It's not easy. And you may get discouraged. But if you don't try to help people, no one will be helped. And what's more important? Feeling a little uncomfortable because you don't want somebody to think you're different, or helping someone to salvation?
Everyone may not be able to help spread the gospel in the same way. Some people may be terrified of talking to people in real life, but are quite vocal online. Use that to your advantage. Send out Bible verses, set up classes and arrange for speakers to come teach at them.
Some people may not know how to use a computer, but may have good speaking abilities. Use those to talk to people and study with them.
Everyone has a different strong suit, so figure out what yours is and use it to the best of your abilities.
Even if you don't think you're knowledgeable enough about the Bible to teach somebody, you can still arrange a Bible study with people who are.
The point of Kony 2012 is to spread awareness of him by showing people we care, and how much we care. Let's show the World how much we care about doing what's right.

SF Gavin Richardson.

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