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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Brother, let me serve you... Sister, you're on your own.

Micah sent me this story, by way of a morning wake up call. It worked.

Why in the world would this Atlanta bishop feel the need to make such a pronouncement? A few thoughts come to mind...

-Maybe he only feels the need to serve half the souls given into his care.

-He's read about the ritual, but has not taken note of the reasons Jesus gave for it.

-Another possibility? Tripp gleefully suggests the belief that women's feet are inherently sinful, just like the rest of us. Which leads to speculation about the propriety of a group of men touching one another's tootsies in public...

Teasing aside, and regardless of the reason this decision was made, I find it appalling. We do not need to put any more barriers between people and Jesus, or between ourselves and the possibility of service to those around us. God knows we do too much of that already.


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