Sunday Christians

Also from James Lawrence, describing the time he entertained some Indian Christians from Vellore, and asked them at the end of their visit to the UK, what most surprised them about English Christians.

They were a little taken aback, but once I’d assured them that I was genuinely interested in an honest answer, they ventured one thing: they were shocked at how little we prayed. Through my time with them in India, I knew that they prayed. We were never allowed to leave a home without praying. They prayed because they knew with a depth of intensity missing from most Western Christians that their daily bread, health and safety depended on the generosity of a God who sustains. Their comment to me was, ‘It is as if you don’t believe God has any relevance to your life other than on Sundays.’

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