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and the lot fell upon....

posted 21 May 2012, 08:26 by Dean Fostekew
Yesterday we remembered St.Matthias who was chosen by lot to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the 12 disciples. it is one way to choose some one to take on a role but thankfully we did not do that for our new bishop, an election is far more democratic. I am quite fond of St.Matthias as I as inducted to the Good Shepherd as rector three years ago in the 14th May (his feast day) and as I said in my sermon yesterday, the lot fell on me. The lot has also fallen on all of us to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth since the ascension of Christ as we are his 'body on earth' - his messengers. ...and the lot fell upon the lot of us!