Sunday, November 2, 2014
Jesus pointed out that a Roman coin had the image of Caesar on it. The coin belonged to Caesar. So what is the image of a Christian parish? It is supposed to be the image of Christ. He was about the Kingdom of God, a very inclusive place with a lot of different types of people invited in. Some religious leaders did not like Jesus for this. They thought more of a small group of similar likeness and correctness. If your parish is about excluding people because of some "prejudice" disguised by laws, tradition, and custom, then does it really reflect the image of Christ. I think that an AA meeting is more the image of Christ than some Christian parish communities.