Beware! At St. Thomas the Apostle, we practise the inclusive Gospel of Jesus Christ. This means you may be mixing with tax collectors, sinners, adulterers, hypocrites, Greeks, Jews, women as well as men, female and male priests, homosexuals, lesbians, the disabled, thieves and other sinners, the dying, white people, black people, Asians and people from other races, Muslims, Bishops, bigots, people of other faiths, strangers, heretics and people with no particular faith etc. etc. In fact, anyone like those with whom Jesus himself mixed.
So beware—this is not a private club. We Welcome All.
Homily I heard this morning said one very important thing: that Martha broke all the rules by inviting Jesus and the disciples into her house and Mary broke all the rules by taking a man’s role, in seeking to learn from Christ. Moving forward in our faith can only come at the expense of breaking the rules: expect the Gospel to exceed the norm, and if that doesn’t make you all uncomfortable, then you aren’t paying attention!