I did my best to explain what I thought was obvious about Jesus' command to spread the gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). I even tried to argue that we haven't been as effective as we need to be in the "soul-winning" department, but to no avail. Flat disagreement. It was like asking a baptist to speak in tongues.
I can hardly imagine someone not wanting to do everything possible to make sure that as many people as possible are given the opportunity to have the relationship with God they were created for. Isn't that why we are here? My initial response to the comment came before I had the time to react. That's good news. Had I been given the time to think about it, my responses would have been cutting. So, here is what I'm glad I didn't say:
I think it would do me well to spend less time thinking of the best clever response and more time considering the character of Christ in such matters. I've also included a few good quotes from Jesus:
3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
When it's between Jesus' perfect law of love and my sarcastic slices, Jesus wins every time.