Some of our comments are so good I have to make sure you all get a chance to read them. This one comes from Gayle in response to the “Bred Lutheran” column.
“I, too, am bred Lutheran and in some ways I feel closer to being what Martin Luther had in mind for a Christian when he read the Scriptures than some of my friends who are in families that have been Lutheran for generations. I may feel closer, yet not superior, for I know I have also come to the party late. I was late because I had been invited to so many other parties that had some cheap party favors to offer, but no real attendance gifts. It is the gifts given by Christ, expressed in the Lutheran doctrine and practice that made me realize how empty those other parties had been. Now I am a party animal and show up whenever I can to receive my gifts which just keep on giving. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. i am so glad I received His invitation and was led through the Christ, the open door.”
(BTW – I know we are lacking in RSS feeds and other goodies that will make it easier to navigate the site, the posts and the comments. It is on our list of things to do. With our uniquely large and interconnected site it is a little more complex than it may seem. Pastor Rossow)