Today, Cindy and I were honored to have Fr. Al Jenkins and Fr. Reid Hensarling aboard Beatitude. Fr. Al is the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakeland, and Fr. Reid is the Associate Rector. We have been a grateful part of that congregation of thoughtful, spiritual, and loving Christians for a couple of years now. Prior to that time, I (Barry) had been wandering in a spiritual wilderness for 20 years. My faith and confidence in Christ and Christianity never wavered, but I could find no church where I felt at home. All Saints values the life of the mind and the life of the spirit. It is faithful to biblical Christianity and orthodoxy, while being actively engaged in culture. All Saints truly is a unique place to serve and worship our great God.
As I stated, it was a honor to have these two godly men visit us today and pray a blessing over Beatitude and our lives aboard. It has now been set apart as a blessed place – a place with divine protection, and a place to enjoy God’s blessings and experiencing God’s great creation. In short, it is a place of “Beatitude,” of being “supremely blessed”.