Cold, Hard and Thin

G.B. Shaw

“I’m skeptical of cold, hard and thin.” – G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton stated those words during a debate with author George Bernard Shaw. G.K. was a committed Christian and Shaw was equally evangelistic with his atheism. The crowd that night laughed at Chesterton’s words – Shaw was all of those negatives – cold, hard and thin! He had spent the previous hour making that clear to the crowd.

That debate took place in London during World War I – over a century ago. Those three words capture the political extremes in the U.S. today. It’s no longer the lunatic fringe on either end of the spectrum that has a problem. The news on any network, outlet or website makes it clear there are more lunatics on the loose now than ever.

“Friendly, open-hearted people make the best evangelists.”

Ever noticed that? The world around us is dying for open-hearted, friendly people. That’s truer now than ever in our lifetimes.

Choose with me to walk in power and promise of Rom. 2:4 where Paul explains the tool God uses to alter people.

“The kindness of God leads to…a radical life change.” (NASB & MSG).

Let’s vote in the power of the kindness of God, regardless of candidates or issues.

The best is yet to come!

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.