In today's Footsteps, Alberto Gonzalez, TWR's Ministry Director for Cuba remembers a time in his country when some Cubans didn't want to hear anyone tell them, "God bless you." Should we really be surprised? In Romans 9:33, Jesus is referred to as a "rock of offense." When people "who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth" (Romans 1:18, ESV), they naturally will be offended by the mere mention of God's name. That is...unless they are using profanity and taking His name in vain!
(Photo of Alberto Gonzalez, TWR's Ministry Director for Cuba)