My husband had an interesting experience recently. He was shopping in Walmart and apparently obstructing the vitamin supplement aisle with his motorized shopping cart. It's easy to do given how bulky they are.

A woman needed to get by him and couldn't. He apologized and moved his cart to let her by.

A few moments later, she came back and asked his name. He told her and she then handed him two scriptural passages. They are scanned in the image above.

He told me later they reminded him of John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
They chatted for a bit. She said that Jesus chastises those who don't do what's right. She said she still gets chastised, but not as much as in the past.

He told her that Jesus Christ was his best friend. She replied that He was her best friend too. She was thrilled and gave him a hug and left.

He considered sharing his testimony of the Book of Mormon, but felt he shouldn’t, so he "just left it as two Christians meeting and sharing a Spiritual moment."

I think many members of our church would find this a sweet and fulfilling moment but I think it is much more.

Last Sunday was Fast and Testimony Meeting (29.2.2) because General Conference is next Sunday, the first Sunday of the month. As I listened to the testimonies, I realized that this is something we are accustomed to, sharing our faith with others, even if it is just us.

What's more, we are commanded, encouraged, and prodded to share our faith with others outside our faith. It is a major responsibility of our being members.

This lady hasn't been raised and accustomed to a responsibility to constantly share her faith with those in everyday conversations like we have. It probably isn't a long-standing tradition for her.

She's not been acclimated to seeing this as normal and expected like we have. She was probably much more out of her comfort zone than any of us would have been.

However, she showed no real hesitancy to share her faith and the truths that she does know. 

She did a marvelous job.

She's an example to us all.

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