Using Masks to Initiate Conversation with Strangers
(Minghui.org) I was on the bus one day during the first half of 2020. A passenger got on the bus without a mask. When the bus driver later found out and told him to get off, he just sat there. The driver stopped the bus and ordered him to get off.
At that moment, a female passenger offered him a mask, and the problem was resolved. Her kind behavior inspired me. I thought maybe I could do the same to initiate conversations with people, and talk about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I began carrying good quality masks in my bag.
I was waiting at an intersection for another practitioner, when a young village woman carrying lots of luggage stopped to ask for directions. She was not wearing a mask, so I offered her one. After giving her directions, I told her about Falun Dafa and the persecution and helped her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She was very grateful and accepted the amulet I offered her.
I was waiting for the bus one day when two middle-aged village men joined me at the bus stop. I noticed that their masks were soiled. “Your masks are soiled and not hygienic. The bus driver might not let you get on,” I said.
I gave them medical grade masks and they kept thanking me. We chatted briefly, and I explained that many people remember and say, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I also explained why millions of Chinese have quit the CCP. They gladly quit the CCP and took the amulets.
A woman sitting next to me on the bus was wearing a black mask. It had a thin outer layer that looked like white paper of poor quality. I greeted her, and inquired if the mask had passed the quality control standard. She was not sure because her daughter had mailed her the mask.
I offered her a medical grade mask. She was very happy and immediately put it on. We started talking, and I told her about Falun Dafa. I helped her withdraw from the CCP and gave her an amulet.
I was on the bus one day, sitting in the second-to-the-last row. In his rearview mirror the bus driver noticed a woman without a mask and told her to put one on. I realized she was sitting next to me. I said I had an extra mask. She told me she was in a hurry to leave home and forgot to bring her mask. She accepted my mask and thanked me. We talked about the pandemic and I told her about Falun Dafa. I helped her quit the CCP and suggested she remember and say, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
There are many more stories of using the mask as a way to approach people. It was Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, who enlightened me to use this method and sends pre-destined people my way.
Under Master’s protection, I let go of fear, strengthened my righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth with ease while surrounded by crowds of people and surveillance cameras on the buses and on the streets. Master paved the way, and I just have to talk. Thank you, Master for your compassion!