We have probably all heard, “preach the gospel and when necessary, use words.” It was originally said by St. Francis to encourage people to have their walk match their talk. Today, it tends to get used as an excuse for not talking about Jesus at all, for fear of looking like a religious nut. The good news is that Jesus continues to speak to people today. However, he strongly prefers to work in partnership with his followers. We can learn from him how to do this.