Alpha or Else? (Easter 3.C)

Posted May 5, 2019 12:00 pm by Msgr. Gregory Smith

Alpha or Else?  (Easter 3.C)

Being defensive is one of my worst faults. I find it hard to take criticism.  But I got a complaint on Wednesday that made me smile. “It’s creepy how much you guys promote Alpha—sort of like Scientology!”He said it with a smile, which helped.The fact is, I was happy to hear someone react to our constant talk about Alpha—it means the message is beginning to be heard, even if not everyone’s pleased to hear it.And this good-natured criticism from a new parishioner reminded me that both new and old members of the congregation deserve an explanation for the emphasis our parish places

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