Blog Template Theology of the Body: Chains-

Friday, February 17, 2006


Remember them that are in chains, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity,
as being yourselves also in that body.
Hebrews 13:3

As of my trip to Lousiana, my heart turns towards the South, and those who are closest to home (Augustine thought it was most godly to tend to those who are near- )

1. We ought to pray for all of the people who are just now facing the full weight of their grief over lost loved ones and diminished lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina... New Orleans is still struggling- recovering their dead, discarding ruined posesssions, re-assembling lives.

2. We ought also to remember the faithful congregations of rural Alabama who are maintaining their witness of love and forgiveness, even under the threats to their dignity and security from the arsonists who burned their churches last week. (I was so impressed with one of the pastors who was interviewd on NPR: "they won't undo the Church... what do they think, they can burn buildings... but they cant get at the Church.")