Here are three questions I've started asking people who are struggling with life:
- Who's walking through this with you? (Big Idea: you were created for community)
- Who are you serving this week? (Big Idea: you were created to join God in his mission)
- Are you moving closer to or further away from Jesus? (Big Idea: you were created for Jesus)
These serve as basic ontological questions for those of us who suffer - reminding us of both our identity and purpose. They've been helpful with other Christians but last week I had two opportunities to ask these questions to people who aren't part of Jesus' family...yet. Both conversations were fruitful - both for the present situation and in providing open doors in the days ahead.