|Re: Into the wounded world (pub. Dec. 26, 2011)|
|Written by Laurence Charles Ringo|
|Monday, 06 February 2012 19:01|
Grace, peace and love to all! I am a lay theologian, non-denominational, moderate evangelical here in Kansas City, and I must say I found this story very encouraging as it mirrors my own concept of what it means to be open and ready to reach out to our fellow men (and women!) beyond the sometimes stifling confines of our churches. I think it was Thomas Aquinas who said, “You cannot give what you do not have”; those of us who profess Christ must live Christ. I have often heard it said that unbelievers may not always know what Jesus was like, but they can tell you what he isn’t like! Thank God that Presbyterian minister could show that Muslim gentleman the face of Christ. Since I’m semi-retired, I patronize the City Center Square Starbucks daily; I grab a “venti” tea, lay out my Bible, notebook, cellphone, etc., and for a couple of hours I have the most awesome ministry opportunities! People stop by to talk, listen, teach me, have a cup of joe, whatever. In my small way I try to show the “in-breaking” of Almighty God’s present/coming Kingdom. So ... thanks again for this!
Laurence Charles Ringo
Kansas City, Mo.