February 10, 2016
The subject of this Wednesday’s service is repentance, and in keeping with the season, I searched the scriptures for the most Mardi Gras-like Bible story I could find. If you haven’t already guessed, we’ll be reading about Moses and Aaron and the graven calf, which created a scene in the wilderness somewhat like an Old Testament le boeuf gras. For those unfamiliar with our foodie and festival-oriented city, I’ve included a photo of some stuffed le boeuf gras grazing on carnival beads on my dining room table. Now, I hope I haven’t offended anyone in the Rex organization with this attempt at Biblical humor, but you have to admit it is a most timely connection!