Credit Where Credit Is Due

I don’t know anything about his ministry beyond the basics of the Lutheran denomination, but apparently the pastor who gave the benediction and closing prayer at an interfaith memorial service for the Newtown victims caught some flack for his participation in the service.

Also, he has apparently both defended his participation and apologized for it.

For me, this is a great example of what Paul was talking about in Romans 14 about trying to avoid being a stumbling block to “weaker brothers.”

As I mentioned, I know nothing about Rev. Morris, his ministry or his church beyond basic Lutheran tenets, but I do commend him for this one action.  I believe he did a good thing in participating.  I agree with his defenders who believed he was acting as a Christian witness and not militantly refusing to “mingle” with other faiths, and I also agree with his apology for causing problems amongst his brothers and sisters.

Good for him.