Call Him or Her by Name

The fourth law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization.

Introduce yourself and always ask for the name of the person with whom you are sharing the Faith. Terry Barber continues: Using a a person’s name is powerful; he cannot help but respond to his name. Using a person’s name in conversation is a proven way to keep his attention and to make what you are sharing personal to him.

Names are very important in the Bible. Jesus calls us by name: “The gatekeeper opens it [gate] for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” John 3:12

Adam gave names to all the animals as written in Genesis 2:20

The story of Zacchaeus is a wonderful example: He [Jesus] came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” Luke  19:1-5

Jesus called his disciples by name. Simon Peter is mentioned more than any of the disciples.

Call people by name.

Share the Gospel with someone today!

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