Rome is no panacea of perfection and the goofiness and idiocy we too often see in Lutheran parishes on Sunday morning is not isolated merely to us. . .
Footnote. . . Rome disciplined the priest. Well, that is visitation, supervision, and accountability. Despite what the Today show oohed and aahed over with clear sympathies toward the priest against the dark forces of authority, Rome did good. Now it is time for Lutherans to get a backbone and tell those doing some of the stupid stuff among us that it is time to stop. Period.
"Now it is time for Lutherans to get a backbone and tell those doing some of the stupid stuff among us that it is time to stop. Period."
That is what the ACELC has been telling the leadership of the Missouri Synod. However the ACELC has been ignored and the leadership has continued its Koinonia Project kabuki dance.
If the thing had caught on fire like some of them did, we could truly say "Now That Is A Sign"..........LOL
Is there some point in the Roman Mass that calls for the priest to parade around the congregation aimlessly? I can't say I recall any such, so this appears to me to be simply an attention getting stunt, even without the wheely-board.
This priest has lost all sight of what it means to worship (if he ever knew). That is sad, but he should be removed.
While standing before the congregation gathered to receive God's Word and Sacraments we cannot help but draw attention to ourselves. Chances are goo that we are the only person present vested in alb, cincture, stole and chasuble with a microphone attached to our clothing or over our ear.
That being said, anything not in the Divine Service that we cause to draw attention to ourselves is a sin. Plainly true, and humbling, provoking metanoia this very moment for the previous 26 years...... Kyrie eleison.
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