Monday, June 1, 2009

A program note

June is here. Easter is over. We begin ordinary time today. These next few months I will reduce posting quite a bit due to the sheer number of things I have to do. There will be nothing like the daily posts I have been able to write up to now. However, I will post regularly. It remains to be seen how frequently.

As to the murder of Dr. Tiller, the Kansas abortion doctor who was killed over the weekend while ushering at his Lutheran parish, it should be self-evident to anyone with a developed moral sense that this is a gravely immoral and wrong act. I do not want to provide any grist for the media mill that will grind from this senseless act food to feed the media beast, attempting to show how all people who are pro-life are extremists.

The reading for Morning Prayer today, Monday of Week I of the psalter, is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, in which he exhorts them that they/we must "not grow weary in doing good" (2 Thess. 3:13). This day after Pentecost we know that we need to the Holy Spirit to keep us fresh and committed to doing what is right out of love of God and neighbor. Love is what keeps doing what is good and avoiding what is evil from becoming a white-knuckle experience.

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