I had a most extraordinary experience a couple of weeks ago, when The Community Church is Dellroy asked me to preach a Sunday sermon! Of course, Deacon Lyn and Pastor Jeff checked with Columbus, and they gave me a quick "OK". When they phoned me, I said "You DO know that I am Catholic", but they replied "That's fine...we've heard you preach in the past, so we're confident that you will deliver a good Christian message. I felt honored. What I did not expect was that the sermon would end up on Facebook. It reminded me of the first reading from yesterday's Mass, when Jeremiah's enemies said ""and so, let us destroy him by his own tongue. Let us carefully note his every word." (Jer18:18). Now this was certainly NOT the intent of my friends at Christ Community Church, but it made me realize how important the words of a minister of the gospel are, and the temporal and eternal perils of teaching false doctrine.
But I also remembered the words of Saint Paul in 1Cor9:22 "To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that by all possible means I might save some of them." and so I mustered up my courage and "became a Protestant Minister" for a day in the hopes of winning a soul to Christ. I knew I was in the groove when I realized about 30 minutes in that my shirt was soaked with perspiration under my suit coat ☺.
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They must have been OK with the message, because I get to do this again on Sunday March 26th! Keep me in your prayers.