Odd …

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.
Flannery O’Connor

Ever thought about oddness as a witnessing technique?

There are times when we succeed at living our faith and we do seem odd to others. We don’t react the way they expect. We don’t make the choices they expect. We don’t even say words they expect to hear.

I don’t think about it a lot, but people are watching. What I do. What I say. How I react. And sometimes it make them stop for a second and wonder.

They might think about what I’ve said or done. They might think about what they expected. They might even think about what could cause the difference.

And sometimes they ask.

Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.  (1Pet. 3:15 MSG)