The other day she was telling a friend of ours how she wants to reach out to her community with the love of Christ. She doesn’t want to start a church because the people in her neighborhood have had so many bad experiences with churches and pastors. Instead, she dreams of having a big long table where she can invite people over for dinner and just love them with the love of Christ.
I had to laugh. In America that’s the kind of talk you hear coming from the postmodern emergent church movement.
Less church, more Jesus.
Fewer sanctuaries, more table settings.
Fewer sermons, more meals.
This was coming from a 65-year-old African woman that simply has the love of God in her heart. I’m sure that Agnes has never heard the words “postmodern” and “emergent.” I’m sure that she couldn’t care less about what is trendy in the evangelical church.
Agnes’ life is a better sermon than any I’ve ever heard from a pulpit.
Being around her makes me want to love God more deeply, and love people more genuinely.