There is a new girl at work. I am training her so I am the person she spends the most time with. So when it is time for social talk, she comes to me. Today she asked if she could walk with me when I go to the store to buy my lunch to which I agreed.
This woman had previously shared with me that she was living with her boyfriend and he wants to get married and she never wants to get married again. I dismissed it as modern day talk. Well, today she told me it is because she used to be in an abusive marriage. I expressed to her I was sorry for what she went through. She then proceeded to tell me she converted to being a Mormon in her 40s but she does not go to any church because she does not like the hypocrisy and simply practices Christianity at home.
I felt like I should say something like ‘Go to Jesus, He will heal your wounds.’. But I did not know how to do it appropriately. Since we work together, even though we were not technically on company property, we were on lunch going back to the office. Sadly, I am always cautious about showing my religious beliefs at work due to the consequences it can create.
So, what are some suggestions on how I can show the love of Jesus in a positive way, knowing full well, that chances are, she does not want to hear it?