Sunday, April 12, 2009

Running Jesus

The long period of Lent and Holy week is over and Easter Morning reminds us, as Fr. Foss pointed out in his sermon today, that the one person absent from today's Gospel lesson is Jesus. Charlie used the expression "running Jesus" and then described the Rev. Ronal King's ministry. The Rev. King is someone whose motor is always running, and he is not afraid to tell you what brand of gas he uses to fill up his tank, "Praise the Lord!" One minute he is there, and then after an hour or so he is gone, most times with some of the rector's discretionary fund. I wonder if Fr. Foss was suggesting that Jesus is always in the lead, leaving His followers guessing where He will be going next. We know where to find the Rev. King, out finding the poor and feeding them, and he sure knows where to find us, sitting in our pews, hopefully doing our own little ministries. No we can't all be Ronal King, but I sure am glad he touches us up every now and then.

Happy Easter and Praise the Lord.

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  1. Remarkably enough, I agree wholeheartedly with this post. It's good that there are some things we can agree on.