Dick Staub said this on his site recently…

People are talking about spiritual things. Gallup says in America alone, 82% of us are on a spiritual journey; 52% have talked about it in the previous 24 hours. The same pattern can be seen around the world. Ever notice that Jesus tapped into the conversation in a variety of ways?

He goes on to show that Jesus addressed and carried the spiritual conversations of His day in different ways, at different times, with different people.

It really seems to be true: people all around us are engaging in spiritual – though not necessarily Christian, or even religious – conversations. But just as in Jesus’ time, the key to furthering the conversation is to listen when people talk and meet people where they are. If it worked for Jesus, why are we so interested in doing something else?

How are you engaging in the spiritual conversations of those around you?