The Rev. Jeremiah Wright made a surprise appearance in Chicago Friday night. Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor appeared at Saint Sabina church to hear famed African American poet Maya Angelou speak, and only CBS 2 cameras were there.
Wright has been laying low ever since some of his controversial sermons surfaced, and his appearance Friday seemed to come as a surprise to the audience -- but they quickly showed their support.
Wright received a thunderous welcome. The audience had no idea the man at the center of a national political firestorm for the past three weeks was even coming to their church.
Revvum "Ridin' Dirty" Wright also gave the benediction.
I was at the Nightfly & the Ladybug's wedding, (if you weren't there you missed out.) being Sunday, the Eucharist was offered. As a non-Catholic it would have been against the teachings of the Fly's church and of my own to receive it. Heck, I can't even spell "transubstan-whatever". Forget the irony that this non-Catholic probably agrees with B16 more than the pastor of this church does. The tragedy of squishy church isn't as much what they do but what they don't do. The Phillipian jailer asked Paul, "What must I do to be saved?" Today there are many folks out there asking that same question. And too many churches not giving an answer.