If we think about the Parable of the Sower, the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment – all together, something should occur to us. To the extent that we practice the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment, the people represented by the seeds in the path, the rocky places and the thorns have a better chance to not staying in those places.
Of course, what happens to anyone’s faith is between them and God. However, it’s hard to believe that Christians who lovingly care for others won’t increase the likelihood of those at risk of falling away might return to God. That seems to be a basic part of what Jesus tells us to do in both of the “G C’s” – Greatest Commandment and Great Commission.
We all need love. God’s kind of love. And we should all be showing God’s kind of love to others as well.