Thursday, October 18, 2012

‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’

The readings for this day, the feast day of St. Luke, speak to my friends in the Diocese of South Carolina as they and their Bishop, Mark Lawrence, are under assault from the unrighteous, and ungodly horror that infects the Episcopal church in this generation. If the good Bishop and the Standing Committee of DSC are removed by the actions of a tiny minority of revisionist activists, the result may be the release of thousands of good Christian souls currently held captive and tainted by the bloodsport of TEc. Thousands who may now be free to go forth into the upstate and "proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Let us pray,
Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 
 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
   because he has anointed me
     to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
   and recovery of sight to the blind,
     to let the oppressed go free,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ 
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ Luke 4:14-21

Cathedral of St Luke & St Paul, Charleston SC

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