At The New Frontier Cowboy Church, Sunday, April 15, 2012
This day at this church was ecumenism in action. Christians of two different orders gathered and were presented with an expanded story of the Gospels, the healing of a Leper.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head,
that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard:
that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew
that descended upon the mountains of Zion:
for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
A guest Leper performed a 15 minute soliloquy about the Leper who sought out Jesus and asked to be healed (from Matthew 8:1-4). Who was this Leper? What was he before he contracted the disease? What angst did he endure and then what was his joy upon being healed?
Here are two pictures and some reactions to the portrayal:
Some of the Cowboy Church folks' feedback:
Hi Leper, just wanted you to know that you did an awesome job on the Leper today all the feedback was positive! Keep it up you are doing a good job spreading God's word.
Hi. Just to let you St. Philip folks know the Leper was a hit! It was a somber to a joyous moment when the Leper walked away. All the feed back I received was positive. I liked how the morning appeared seamless, like when the Leper finished, then how the singer fell right in as if it was all one program. Anyhow, thanks for the blessings your are bringing to our Church, you are good servants of Christ.
From the guest Leper:
My thanks to the leadership of the New Frontier Cowboy Church for inviting me to portray my presentation of The Leper to Kenny Woodruff and the congregation at the New Frontier Cowboy Church on Aoril 15, 2012. It seems from reactions following that it was well received and, to my wishes, no overt credit was given to who it was. Even when asked by a couple of folks afterward, I did not deny it but merely replied "It was a guest leper." But with a shy grin on my face when saying so!