Monday, June 1, 2015

Faith not blurred by tragedy

From Texas-

A Sunday sermon brimful of tragedy and destruction seemed unfitting for a grieving congregation.

The service, centered on the Fall of Jerusalem, described how the Israelites looked over their shoulder and saw their temple burning and destroyed, their city in ruins, the Rev. Milton E. Black said to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd congregation.

“That just doesn’t seem right,” he said. “To preach on the story today in light of the tragedy that we are all experiencing, our readings are not the readings of comfort that we need.”

The church is familiar to the Corpus Christi families swept away early Sunday in a historic flood in Wimberley.

Eight Corpus Christi residents went missing when their vacation river home was ravaged by floodwaters of the Blanco River.

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