How does God reach a 36yr old intellectually brilliant college professor who self-identified herself as a radical lesbian feminist? God sends a pastor and his wife, both in their 70’s, from a mainline Presbyterian denomination. I love what Rosaria says as she looks back on her conversion about this couple:
“Ken and Floy did something at the meal that has a long Christian history but has been functionally lost in too many Christian homes. Ken and Floy invited the stranger in— not to scapegoat me, but to listen and to learn and to dialogue. Ken and Floy have a vulnerable and transparent faith. We didn’t debate worldview; we talked about our personal truth and about what “made us tick.” Ken and Floy didn’t identify with me. They listened to me and identified with Christ. They were willing to walk the long journey to me in Christian compassion.”
– Rosaria Butterfield, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert”
Oh that God would give us courage to be real, and bold, and loving and down to earth. Those things shine the gospel more than being young and hip 10,000 times.
(Highlights from reading “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert”, Rosaria Butterfield)