Being kind, tenderhearted and forgiving in hate filled times

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, October 7, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – One of the joys of being a pastor is being involved in conducting the wedding service for a couple, who at the time of the service, are very much in love. It is almost a fairytale moment with beautiful dresses, tuxedos, flowers, candles, and parties. Family and friends gather and all seem right with the world. I am firmly convinced that of the many couples whose wedding service I have been a part of, none of them approached the wedding thinking that this will never last. I think at that moment they are all convinced that for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and health, that only death will be able to separate them from each other. Continue reading

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