Religion: The Richest & Poorest

"No one should leave this church without making a binding vow that, with God's grace, you will try from this moment on to be a better Christian ... If you are not changed, the carols of Christmas Day will not proclaim the birth of the Savior of mankind, no matter how beautifully they may be sung. Instead, they will echo with the hollow sound of human hypocrisy and say only to a skeptical world, 'The so-called Incarnation is nothing but a sentimental fraud.' "

The 13th rector of one of the oldest and oddest Episcopal...

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