A local store at which I shop seems to have an infestation of little tracts set amongst the goods on the shelves. The most common is a little pink one (Reminds a fellow of Plastic Jesus [Yes, it’s cover…]) “Which Church Saves?” (Spoiler: NONE. Who is the litterbug for? Yeah, that guy saves.) I’ve seen another, from a different publisher or seemingly so, about the resignation of a Lutheran minister from that Church – same conclusion.
Now, let’s assume a person is in need of “being saved” AND is open to the idea. Would a tract found on a grocery store shelf nudge things along in the “saved” direction, be unproductive, or even be counterproductive? I’m guessing counterproductive. What would trash/litter convince you of? Besides that the litterbug is a moron?
Though I will give the litterbug one small bit of credit: At least the tracts aren’t disguised as a folded $20, $50, or $100 bill. I’ve seen a couple of those. While I comprehend the idea of getting attention by “Hey, money!” it’s really not the way to get attention to a religious message. Why not? Well, it’s NOT actually money. It’s a fraud, a lie. And isn’t lying a sin?