Monday, March 23, 2009


The catechism teaches us that "Amen, amen means yes, yes, it shall be so."

But we so often think "Amen" means "the end."

As Pastor Petersen stated, the pastor has things to say in the Service, and the people respond with "Amen" or "And with thy spirit" or whatever.

Somehow, whenever I hear a pastor say "amen" to his own prayers or to his own sermon, it somehow comes off more as "I'm done now" than when the people are saying "Yup, I agree, that's what I pray too, and God will be sure to do it."

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