My friend John (not a Christian) was joking with me over breakfast about Christians crow-barring Jesus into talks that begin elsewhere.
"I'd like to hear a Christian speak about God and Jesus for 15 minutes and then say 'But you know in a funny sort of way that's a bit like cheeses... or monkeys... or communism, or whatever.'"
He was joking, but I had to agree.
First Jesus says 'The kingdom is at hand, repent and believe.' (Matt 4:17) Then He invites people to examine sex, money, power, religion and relationships through the lens of this kingdom (Matt 5-7).
I reckon that's what we should aim for. 'God and Jesus' first. Then life makes sense. John was right.
See - I do believe in 'speaking better than they knew'?