May 2, 2021
fully included in the Jewish fellowship because of the castration that was done to them.
And should be.
I will still be wearing these vestments at Mass. And, sometimes, funny hats.
We will still cling and hold dearly to the Book of Common Prayer
And to our music.
And to our organ
And to our ministries.
We respect and honor and celebrate our tradition, our history, our past.
But it also means that we sometimes have to take a good, hard new look at why we do these things and how we do these things.
And what these things mean to us and to the world around us.
Being a Christian means following Jesus—not just “believing in Jesus” and worshipping Jesus.
Following Jesus means knowing that he is here—he is or contemporary.
Too many Christians today equate being Christian with just worshipping Jesus.
Now, you know this has been a big issue in my life recently.
I’ve been preaching about this quite a lot lately.
This is one of my BIG frustrations with the Church, and one way in which I see that Church desperately needs to change.
If we worship Jesus without following and obeying Jesus, without seeing him right here right now as our contemporary, then we not just hypocrites, we are idolaters!
We cannot worship Jesus and then treat others like crap.
Worshipping Jesus without following Jesus is a cop-out.