Tuesday, February 13
A Rough Start
It has been quite a week.
On Monday afternoon, a man broke into our church. He pushed through the front doors of the church, breaking the lock on the door. He ripped one of the Royal Doors off the hinge, and fumbled around in the Altar. Eventually, he knocked on the interior house door and Father John realized at once that something wasn't right with him. Somehow, Father John had the presence of mind to have the intruder fill out a visitors card after speaking with him for about 15 minutes. The man revealed that he believes that he is the Messiah and also called himself the Son of Man. Eventually, he left the church, and after playing basketball in the church parking lot for a few minutes, got in his car and left. Father John called 911 and State Troopers caught up with the guy and came to take Father's statement. Thank God everyone is okay! We are hopeful that this man will get the help that he needs!
Then, tonight, our middle son had a basketball game. In the last few minutes of the game, he was asked to remove his cross by the head of his basketball league. He refused, saying that he could not for religious reasons, so she benched him for the remainder of the game. Fortunately, my husband was the parent who brought him to the game and was able to discuss this with the coach, refs, and the head of the league. They refused to allow our son this religious accommodation (wearing a breakaway chain to prevent injury to anyone playing), so my husband is handling it with the head of the park and recreation for our town. We'll see what they decide.
Here's hoping for a peaceful and quiet remainder of the week!