In-between visiting friends, shop workers and the regulars on the street I had a great day hanging out and looking for opportunities to connect something of the message of Jesus with people.
I have been looking at using signs as a way of allowing people to ask questions and enquire as to what I am offering or what I ‘stand for.’ Without a doubt signs communicate our heart and intention and availability for possible help. The news today showed these guys with signs:
The imagery is powerful and the sign gives explanation as to what is on the heart of those protesting.
Or what about these signs. Also deeply disturbing.
On one sign I had ‘need a miracle?’ I sat on a bench for a while and a young lady stopped her mum and dad in the street and said, ‘look, mum, you need a miracle!’ We spoke for a while and I simply asked for a miracle for her court appearance later that day. One guy sat next to me and liked the sentiment of me asking for a miracle. He reflected on his own life and the things that he needs which could only be provided through a miracle.
Here are some of the signs that Ben and I used, some in a ‘city centre chaplaincy role’ and others just hanging out and about- compare them with the love-less ones.