If your Sundays are like mine, you stand in front of a house of worship greeting people as they enter. If your church is like mine, the Sunday before Mardi Gras is a time of carnival, a time to dress outlandishly, a time to celebrate joyfully before our Lenten fasts begin. And if your children are like those I greet, you encourage their enthusiasms, even when they are for Mighty Morphin Super Megaforce Power Rangers. That makes me think that, like you, God might be patient with us no matter what masks we may wear.


Photo of boy in Red Ranger Classic Muscle Costume in front of the doors of
Saints Andrew and Matthew Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Delaware, March, 2019.
Photo and text copyright 2019 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Hugh wrote:
I love it! My son was the Red Ranger, too.

Rosemary wrote:
Just perfection, Danny.

Anne wrote:
Brilliant, Danny!

Bill wrote:
Thanks, Danny! I am sure he will be proud to show this image to his children in 20-25 years. I have forwarded the picture to my relatives; he is not the only alien among us!

Alice wrote:
Love this and I recognize the costume. Love the way you tied the sermon theme of "masks" into the prayer.

Kay wrote:
Or do we not know what mask God is wearing? Love the visual and wish we had been in town to be at SsAM for Mardi Gras Sunday — it is on my "I want to do list".

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