This does, of course, reference the front page picture the local paper ran of me a few weeks back regarding our annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals. And then for kicks, added with this anonymously hand written letter were two little booklets, one of which had some of the following pages excerpts:
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I don't even know where to begin with this. I would have actually theologically responded to the author, had there been a return address. I will likely respond to the basic theological question(s) posed here in subsequent days.
For purposes of this blog entry, I would only note that St. Paul urges Christians that their "Yes be Yes, and there No be no." (Matthew 5:37). And if you have a grieveance with your brother or sister, "Go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. (Matthew 18:15)." In other words, Christians should not send threatening and anonymous hate mail.
And, so you know, Episcopal priests can quote scripture as well because that King James Bible you are reading...we came up with that as well.