St. Peter's Blog
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
Author: Pastor Andreas Wagner

Is it allowed to use the "h" word in a church context or newsletter? I have never been a big user of swear and strong words, not before my pastoral training and not now, even when I am in "safe" distance from church folk. And believe me, when that happens, every once in a great while, my daughter Sarah acts as my eternal conscience. "Should you say that, pa? You're a pastor!" "Thanks, Sarah! Thanks for reminding me!" But, as I tried to explain to her, sometimes there are few other words in our human vocabulary that describe as aptly what we're going through than words which are at least borderline bad. I really had one "h" of a summer, and not in the positive sense that this phrase often jocularly carries.