People all around the world, whether they are disciples or not, can relate to the feeling that their lives are broken. Using this common feeling to relate to people can help us become more and more compassionate in our evangelism. In this article Jerry Root shares some of his meditations on St. Augustine’s famous saying “Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” Read this to find encouragement in your evangelistic life.

And an honest awareness of our own futility in managing our lives and relationships finds respite in the message that this loving, and forgiving God also longs to be Lord of our lives and help us to set broken things to mending. The restlessness can find respite.

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