The Blessing of the Animals this morning, so no sermon. I’ll sometimes make children sit through my sermons, but I won’t do that to innocent animals.
Instead, here’s a couple of photos from my visit to Castlemaine yesterday. One is from the Castlemaine Baptist Church. The other is a poster from Minus18 (Australia’s largest youth-led organisation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth) that is in the window of Stonemans Bookroom. I think one gives a message of love and welcome, and the other does not.
I wish more churches could understand how important a message of love is to people, and how little most of us need to be reminded of our sins.