Monday, May 19, 2008

Disturbances in worship

I just watched a disturbing item on CNN. Apparently a church (not Episcopalian, thanks be to God), got a restraining order to prevent an autistic child from attending services because he is rather large, loud, disruptive, and they feel, dangerous.

I can just imagine Jesus getting a restraining order to keep people away from him, some of whom I'm sure were large, loud, disruptive, and possibly dangerous.

And I know that autistic children can be more than a handful and can be extremely disruptive at times, but come on. If everyone is not welcome in church

I can't imagine what sort of spirit is present in this place, but surely the spirit and compassion of Jesus must not be there.

I pray God will change their hearts and minds.

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