Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


The ministry of bagging groceries

There is a retired hospital chaplain who bags groceries at a supermarket not too far from Camden County. Once this man worked full time in ministry. Now he bags groceries. Without the customers knowing it, he prays for the people he serves. Customer after customer. Day after day. Hundreds of prayers for people who seem to have the barest connection to him. In retirement, his ministry has not ended. His ministry has merely changed, though not so much a change as one might suppose while watching him go about his work.


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