Thursday, February 19, 2015
Not just playing church but practicing the faith. . .
Growing up I recall many occasions when I dressed up as a pastor, got out the Hymnal 1941, and presided at the funerals of turtles, the baptism of puppies, and the Holy Communion. I like to think my parents and my home church had something to do with this and with the practicing that eventually led me to ordination. Parents, raise up your children in the ways of the church and they will have them planted deep inside of them to support and encourage their faith when it becomes a challenge...
BTW. . . did you see the hats? did you see the Eastern vestments? did you see the thurible? did you see the asperges? did you see the Gospel book? Precious indeed!
And now you hear some children singing the farewell to Alleluia. . . Latin rite of course!