What would you do Wednesday!
OK here is the scenario. In an effort to reach out to a Muslim friend in light of all the anti-Muslim sentiment, I took a Muslim friend to lunch. I hoped to get his perspective on the anti-Muslim attitudes, see if he has experienced any hate, and, most importantly, share the gospel with him.
While I have only known him for five months, he has been in the U.S. for about five years. He assumes most Americans identify as Christians or have some connection to a church.
We decided to meet at 11:30 to beat the lunch crowd. I pulled up at the cafe, met my friend out front, shook hands, and went inside to eat. It was a regular day at lunch.
Getting more comfortable as our food arrived, I asked a question. “What is the difference between practicing your faith here in America vs. in your home country?” “Well,” he replied, “Practicing Islam in Saudi Arabia is…”
“Go back to Saudi Arabia!” shouted an eavesdropper. “Get out of our country!” the man said in anger, “You’re not wanted here!” “Yeah!” shouted another man.
What would you do in this situation?
- Defend your friend, get the manager, and ask the guys to leave.
- Leave with your friend.
- Sit in silence waiting for this episode to pass.
Here I blog…
p.s. Unfortunately, this post is based on a real incident that happened at Kerbey Lane Cafe.Tags: