It seems like everywhere I go there’s a church that has an “Amen” person. I lived in Nashville for 16 years and sure enough the church I attended most regularly had a person who was known for this. A great guy, most importantly! People knew him for his “Aaaameennnnn!” during the sermons.
Now, in Florida, he’s got a rival. I attended church this morning and there was an “Amen” woman! I would guess there was anywhere from 25 to 30 amens from this woman during the entire sermon, even belting one out that sounded more like a personal opinion than a word of support for the point made by the pastor. In a single word, with a vibrant delivery, everyone knew how she felt about what the pastor had just said…even drawing chuckles from a few folks.
I’m not saying either Amen-er is too eager to express themselves, if you know these folks you just get used to it. I don’t believe they’re seeking attention either. It’s probably good to have an auditorium saturated in Amens.
I suppose it could be distracting, I mean, I AM writing an entire blog post about it without mentioning the sermon was on Psalm 100. And it could be worse — *ahem* that guy who said “A-woman”… Right?
How do you feel about these loud listeners? Chime in below, and thanks for stopping by!
-,Out of the Wilderness