While on a post-Easter family trip I drove by the parish where a friend of mine, Fr. Brian Holle, serves. Father Holle is an asset to the ministerium - just a really good pastor and a really good guy. And something on the sign outside his parish spoke to my heart in a special way. It summed up to me everything I love about the MO Synod, everything I think it should be and, on its good days, everything it is. It was a natural, unintentional poem on the true meaning of MO. The sign read:
Easter Sunrise Service: 6:42 AM.
Now if only we could collectively take the words of AC XIV as seriously as Father Holle takes the word "sunrise."