Amazon Logistics delivered a package but there was nobody at home so the package was left with a neighbour. The neighbour called later with the package and a little collection of religious leaflets. He explained that on the day of judgement, God will ask him if he told his neighbours about his faith and so he is making sure that he can answer ‘yes’ by telling his neighbour (me).
So, Neighbour, I would like to thank you for taking the time to pass your message to me. You handed me your leaflets politely and respectfully. Whilst you made it clear that you would be happy to talk, you left it open for me to take questions to you; you did not attempt to persuade me on the doorstep. I appreciate that you care enough for me to take the trouble of telling me about something that is so important to you. I appreciate that you care enough about your faith to reach out and pass on information to those who might not know. This takes courage, especially in these Islamaphobic times, and I value that. When you bring your message to me, and I listen, even if I do not agree, then we have community. Thank you for your gift.