I was prepared. If he had asked a question about our church or about faith in Christ, I was ready and willing to talk about it (1 Peter 3:15). But I don't think I was something equally as important as being prepared. I wasn't watching. I didn't seize this simple opportunity because, let's face it, that visit was all about me. My health. My issues. Nothing more. But as a follower of Christ, I'm to put others first. I'm reminded of Philippians 2:3-4, "Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too" (NLT).
My conversation that day may not have progressed beyond small talk...but you never know. I'm going to be more attentive in the future.
Be prepared. But be watching too.