The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Second Sunday after Pentecost
You’re at the corner of 12th and Main, about to step into the crosswalk when the most gosh-awful noise stops you. Down the street you notice, coming into town, just passing the “Welcome to Nain” sign, is a boisterous crowd of Bible thumping Jesus freaks laughing joyfully. From the other direction, on 12th Street is a bier-bearing funeral procession of wailing, dirge singing mourners carrying on like there’s no tomorrow, headed out of town.
Earlier at the coffee shop, you read the obituary. His only survivor is his mother. His father died some years ago. He’s an only child. That means his widowed mother will soon be out on the street – no male left to protect or preserve her life – no pension, no survivor benefits, and no income. She’s done.