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.


Gas for going to mass?

Reuter's reports on what people will do for free gas including two churches responding to the high price of fuel. The first is Higher Ground Church is Mesquite Texas whose day care vans were siphoned for gas. Pastor James Green said, "All he had to do was come and ask us and we would have bought him a tank of gas."

Or maybe they should have attended St. Ann's Catholic Church in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where the Rev. Edward McDonagh has a drawing for a $50 gasoline card at every weekly mass. The article goes on to say,
The drawings are symbolic gestures and not intended to boost attendance, he said.

"When Jesus was at the wedding feast of Cana, the groom ran out of wine, he produced the wine for them," he said. "In that spirit, we feel that this might be comparable."



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