“Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”
“Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
What would this look like in our day? The drunk guy on the street corner preaching in the name of Jesus? The lunatic doing the same? I wonder if instead of shunning them or making fun of them or even wishing they weren’t there “damaging the name of Jesus” we should pray for them & that something they say would provoke thoughts of Jesus in someone’s head, plant a seed, and for them to come to know Christ personally. I bet God isn’t intimidated by those people. Just a thought.