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The Rev. Susan Sparks

Sinners at the Laundromat

Isaiah 1:16-18

February 23, 2014

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

One Sunday morning last summer, when everyone else was in church--like all good Christians should be--my husband, Toby, and I were at the laundromat, where all of life's sinners apparently congregate.

We have a little cabin in the great northwoods of Wisconsin, and our Sunday routine is to get up, go out for breakfast, and then head to the laundromat to wash our clothes for the week.  On that particular Sunday, just as we started loading our laundry, the door opened and a scarily clean-shaven gentleman walked in and said, "A blessed morning to you, brothers and sisters"--a warning sign, if ever there was one. 

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