Last summer I had a visitor at my front door. I heard the bell ring and went to see who it was, only to find myself confronted with two well-dressed strangers who were anxious to speak with me. Each was beaming with apparent enthusiasm over something they wanted to share, and after introducing themselves, proceeded to blurt out the well-rehearsed question, “Well, sir, we were wondering if we could speak with you about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Do you yourself know Jesus?”
I was struck by the formality of their presentation and by the meticulous way in which these two believers spoke. One man and one woman, they smiled at me with a coaxing simplicity that covered more covert intentions; they were – most assuredly – praying for me ‘inwardly’ as they confronted me. I, too, was ‘praying’ for guidance, and suddenly found myself asking them if they understood and accepted the truth of evolution? _I was rather surprised by these words coming out of my mouth, but it felt ‘right,’ and so I beamed at them with a hopefully less duplicitous enthusiasm.