So, many ask “Why do this HERE ONLINE???
True, a good chunk of what I do IS online, but I also have an actual Ministry here in Aberdeen. I bless farms, houses, perform many Ecclesiastical services for those who are house-bound, or are too old, sick, or infirm to get out to a church.
Do I make a distinction between this sect of faith, or that one? Nope…
I have found that where I land is where I need to be…be it a pet shelter blessing new births, or a farm blessing the barn, or even giving comfort or counsel to someone who had a bad night before and ended up sleeping rough… I GO WHERE GOD LEADS ME…
As well, it seems the modern world has closed many doors, and the internet provides many with the chance to hear The Word even if they cannot (or WILL NOT) get to a Church…so…with that in mind…
“We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles.
We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket.
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail.
We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.
We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.
We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here.
We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!” (borrowed from Our Lady of Lourdes in Daytona Florida)