Before beginning a spiritual conversation, sometimes we have to be open to direction from God, to God actually guiding us. In today’s reading, an angel tells Philip where to go (a desert road) and what to do (initiate conversation with a stranger) when he gets there. Then Philip has to recognize the Ethiopian’s teachable spirit before going on to explain the way of salvation.
Not all spiritual conversations end this way, but we need to be open to the reality that God can do anything. Follow God’s promptings and then trust in the Word of God to do its work in people’s lives.