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.


Shaking Off the Dust

In tomorrow's Gospel reading Jesus sends out 70 disciples two by two ahead of him and told them,
If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.
In 1820, Lorenzo Dow took this story literally, shaking the dust of Jacksonborough, Georgia from his feet as a testament against the rough-living people there. Everyone had a good laugh. Within 30 years, the only house left standing in the town was the Goodall home which sheltered Dow when others sought to persecute the preacher. It's an amazing true story from Georgia history. The full story is found in our archives at Shaking Off the Dust.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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