Back in my NYC days, I used to take a good friend's toddler to do laundry with me on Sunday mornings (I knew the little guy since he was born). One particular Sunday on our way to the laundromat, we passed a church with lots of people outside. He asked me what that building was. That moment has stuck with me all these years....a 5 year old child not knowing what a church was in a city filled with churches. I wasn't attending church myself at that time, but I certainly had known about them when I was even younger than he. Photo from my confirmation class graduation at the Tell City United Methodist Church in Indiana. (back before I could grow a beard) First person to pick me out wins a free Benita Memorial Tshirt and a set of Field Lab postcards. Note: Others in this photo are not allowed to enter the contest!
Romans 13: 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
"LISTEN CAREFULLY, my son and daughter, to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart." St. Benedict