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August 25, 2017

A wonderful reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel… thank you, Jake!

Jake Owensby

Wearing a clerical collar and, as I recall, a black suit, I stood in line waiting to buy something at a drugstore near the church I was serving. A man directly in front of me turned around and asked, “Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?”

Surprised that someone would ask a priest if he was a Christian, I must have stared blankly at  the fellow for a few seconds too long. He quickly filled the awkward silence with what seems to have been a well-rehearsed lecture.

unlocking-doorHe loudly scolded me—and announced to the rest of the store—that I didn’t know anything about being a real Christian. He eagerly began setting me straight.

He continued the sermon as he came to the cashier. He paid, still giving us all an earful. As he left, he handed me a tract that resembled a tiny comic book. In…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog, Michael! BTW, I love the pic of the Rockies. I’ve never been to Colorado. One day….

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