Let him rest
Some old men went to Abba Poemen and asked, "If we see brothers sleeping during the common prayer, should we wake them?"My Dad always said, "Everyone should get something out of church, even if it's a nap." I guess his advice was older than I thought.
Abba Poemen answered,"If I see my brother sleeping, I put his head on my knees and let him rest."
Then one old man spoke up, "And how do you explain yourself before God?"
Abba Poemen replied, "I say to God: You have said, 'First take the beam out of your own eye and then you will be able to remove the splinter from the eye of your brother.' "
In other news, plans are moving ahead for our Community Thanksgiving Meal this Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can see what is still needed at our online list http://kingofpeace.org/food4thanksgiving.htm and also find out how to sign up to bring food or help.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church