Hey people,I want an opinion. I had a friend years ago in primary school who i used to see all the time, then as soon as we hit secondary school i began to not treat him very nice because i used to think he was weird. (He was a bit weird, but still nice). I regret ever treating him this way. This is before my conversion. I wrote this a while back but i want to know what you guys think of it, and whether it is worth sending to him.CheersMichaelDear xxxxxxxxx,(Letter removed -- in the process of being re-written)Kind Regards,Michael
Even if we arent friends now, I do care what happens to you and I am sorry when I havent treated you nicely sometimes in the past
I think he may be sore at the way i began to shove him aside when i last spoke to him -- I don't think we could be friends like we were since i haven't heard from his family for about a year, (my brother used to be friends with his brother).. However i don't want to see him go to hell or any of his family.How would i illustrate repentance and pick up where i left.Michael
Sometimes true repentance , as with genuine love , takes time and effort(that's the cost of the cross). You need to show the fruits of repentance before you present the gospel of Christ. Build a friendship first, if God's in it He'll make away and Christ wil be glorified. :-)
I like what Dohzman said. In paying a cost, you are recognizing value in your friend.
How would i illustrate repentance and pick up where i left.
Simply by giving him at least an opportunity to hear your heart towards him before presenting your message.