Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Sunday, January 22, 2017


CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Life and Faith for the Years of Winter

I read an obit recently that contained a curious statement: “He was a former member of The Presbyterian Church.”

In a way, everything about him was “former,” because he was dead. That was the only item in the obit, though, that said “former.”

Had he left the Presbyterians? Then why mention it at all? Because he wanted it to be known that he had done so?

It reminds me of the life-long Presbyterian who was on his death bed. He called for the Catholic priest. His family asked him why.

“I want to convert,” he said.

“But you have been Presbyterian your whole life. Why convert now?”

“I figure if somebody’s got to go, better one of them than one of us.”

Maybe that explains the obituary, but it’s taking “us v them” pretty far. [See the post for 1-20-17.]


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