For those of you who live in small towns or smaller cities, you won't have access to this fertile ground for seed sowing, but, for those of us who do, I think we ignore it too much.
I have been out of work for a couple weeks now, and, instead of reading aloud in the heat at the Central West End, I have been handing out tracts on the buses. There are a lot of bus lines that get really full, and I haven't begun to dig deep yet. I have distributed about 700 tracts in three days of doing this. I could have done more if I had brought more.
All I do is sit behind the driver (because I can see when people are getting on), about three seats back (to give people time to put away their passes/transfers/wallets and look up before I show them the "money"), and just hand one to every one who boards (of course, I have to hand one to everyone who is on the bus when I first board). I have about 800 tracts left, and I think I can probably give out at least 400 tomorrow, while I am looking for work.
Speaking of which, I had to turn down a decent-paying position through the temp agency, because it is too far away. It's a physical job, and I'd either have to walk 2 miles (before work!) or wait for a cab (cabs have their own schedule) or get a bicycle (and deal with those hills) or skates (not happening). Then I would have to pay for a $20 cab ride home, because the bus service out that way ends before I get off. Really was looking forward to starting, though. But the Lord will see me through it. There are a couple of place that are hiring--not a lot of pay, but better than nothing--so we'll see about them.
Anyway, those of you in cities with public transportation should take advantage of it.
Today, I had a great conversation with a "decided non-believer"--his words--who tried to blame the Bible for slavery and anti-Semitism, saying that it had been used to justify those things. I told him that false teachers get a following because people never check behind them to make sure that what they teach is actually in the Bible. I told him that if the Bereans checked out the Apostle Paul, he needed to do the same, and I got off the bus, because it was my stop. (I think I should have stayed on, but I don't know what I could have said better, because that was the crux of the matter.) To God be the glory!!