Last weekend, i received an email inviting people to come to the “alter” to pray on Sunday. My first reaction was – don’t you just love the way that “spell check” often changes a word to something we did not intend? Sometimes that change can be somewhat embarrassing, and sometimes it can change the whole meaning of what we intended to say. In this case, it was a “malapropism” – a word that sounds the same, but has a very different meaning. But as i thought about this one for a moment, i began to become convicted that maybe the words “altar” and “alter” actually have a great similarity in their meaning….