Saturday, February 20, 2016

The One around whom we gather

Didn't get to watch the funeral mass for Justice Antonin Scalia today. But I was happily moved when I read this excerpt from the homily delivered by his son, a Roman Catholic priest. Every Christian funeral is, in fact, a service of worship of the God made known to the world in Jesus Christ. That sometimes gets forgotten, though not as often as it is forgotten at weddings.

If you would like to know the real Jesus, not the one of the TV preachers or the pols who try to use Jesus to get your vote, tomorrow would be a great day to find a church close by, so that you can worship God with the real-life Christians you'll find there.

Christians come in an assortment of denominations and kinds.

But if you go to the two pages linked below, you will find congregations listed, possibly some close to where you live, that are part of the two denominational bodies with which I am the most familiar.

(By the way, I don't agree with every particle of Fr. Scalia's theology in this homily. But I appreciate the opening lines.)

The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Congregational Finder

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) Congregational Finder

[Thanks to Pastor Eric Swensson for sharing the graphic above on Facebook.]

[A link to the homily.]

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