Dancing on the Head of a Pin

There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Not Funny

Sunday's Gospel text is one that it difficult to deal with - not only the obvious problems of Jesus calling a Canaanite woman a dog, but also the implications of his encounter. It is far too easy for us to be exclusive in our love and service. Christianity, as I view it, is exclusive in the sense that there are demands and requirements that adherents must follow. Jesus was very clear about sheep and goats, good fish and bad fish. But our love and outreach should not be exclusive. It should include everyone, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is not our job (thank God) to divide sheep and goats, good fish from bad fish. It is our job to love everyone, serve everyone, and offer the hope found in Christ to everyone. But that is not always as easy and it may sound.

Yesterday's sermon can be found here.

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