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"As A Christian....."
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       I had a conversation with an audio engineer recently. He was busy setting up all sorts of digital equipment, stringing cable, setting up stands for microphones. At one point in our conversation he said, “As a Christian……….”

       As I wear my collar in public – and for that matter in Publix – I assume that folks know me as a priest. However, lately on several occasions people have said, “Are you a Father?”

       We are called to work with God in Jesus Christ co-creating the kind of world that God wishes the world to be.

       As I baptized Yasmin and Oliver and made the cross on their foreheads with chrism, I said, “You are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ’s own forever.” So each of us is also marked. It is a symbol that remains although it cannot be seen.

       That is why the comment – just a bit unexpected – from the young man, the audio engineer, who wasn’t in church to worship, saying “As A Christian….” Seems to fit with our baptismal vows.

       So you and I are to live out our lives in God’s world as if that symbol of the Cross on our foreheads was visible.  As I said last Sunday from the Gospel of Luke, “Jesus set his face towards Jerusalem.” Each morning each of us might set our own faces, and do our best to live out our lives as God would have us to.

        So whether in a clergy collar, jeans, shorts, or a shirt from Macys, Sears or Tommy Bahama, find an occasion to say, “As a Christian…..”

 

Faithfully,

Hugh+

 


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