Jul 30

Bears do not Bear Jesus (updated)

I'm all for cute, cuddly, warm and fuzzy - but the bear does not bear Jesus. The Word and the Sacraments bear Jesus - for you - for the forgiveness of your sins. And that's a message more comforting and worth more than all the stuffed bears, live kittens, or warm nuzzles from all the K9's in the world. So when you bring the bear to show your own love and concern for your friend or acquaintance bring your pastor along also and let him share the love of God in Christ Jesus for that person and assure them of God's mercy and grace.