F. Dean Lueking
F. Dean Lueking is a Lutheran pastor in River Forest, Illinois.
There are places where Epiphany light shines through people who do the best of things in the worst of times.
I am among those called to lead people in confessing sin and announcing God's forgiveness in the Sunday liturgy, an essential action never altogether free from the threat of routinized going-through-the-motions. This action is anything but routine, however, when it occurs in the setting I described in my lectionary column for the Century on this week's Gospel lesson.