~When we see people going into a church building all dressed up, we tend to think of them as spiritual know-it-alls, just like we think of people going into an office building wearing suits and carrying briefcases as business know-it-alls. Some think religious people consider themselves “holier than thou.” Recall a time when you were looked down on because you were dressed up too much. Was it fair?
~When we see people who are dirty, with uncombed hair and holes in their clothes, we tend to think of them as lazy good-for-nothings. Some think they could do better than that if they really wanted to. Recall a time when you were looked down on because you were not dressed up enough. Was it fair?
~Jesus can use us as we are in the world we are already in. Even though your world may not be very religious, how can you portray to your friends a Jesus who accepts everyone?