As a new Christian, I worked with a young woman who was living her life without boundaries. Much as I had lived mine before I met Jesus.
Each Monday we talked and laughed over the different situations she had experienced over the weekend. Things I no longer took part in but had not let go.
On a Christian retreat, I was broken. I heard again and again how God desired to forgive all my sins.
I felt filthy when I thought about my conversations with my coworker. The pleasure I re-lived with each true story.
I cried, “But God, how can you forgive me? Don’t you know how bad I am?”
When I finally accepted the forgiveness God offered, I knew I had to apologize to my coworker for encouraging her sinful lifestyle.
As Christians, we should be watchful of our conversations and actions with coworkers. We just might birth a new believer and grow in our own Christian faith.
“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so” (James 3:10 NRSV).