Monday, June 19, 2006

Falling Through Despair Into Hope

Never has eating my words been so sweet. Something significant has indeed come out of General Convention.

The unequivocal election of Katharine Jefferts Schori as the new Presiding Bishop is already being both celebrated and vilified by various factions. Above all the political wrangling, however, it points to a clear decision by the bishops of ECUSA that they will no longer participate in the presumptuous, blasphemous ecclesiastical game of claiming to be qualified to pronounce who is fully human and who is not.

In the face of international pressures, the Convention has set aside old prejudices and found the courage to elect the person most needed and most qualified for the church at this moment in time.

May all our thoughts and prayers be with Katharine Jefferts Schori as she undertakes an office that is arduous enough without the additional pressures she will face.

And let us give thanks that General Convention has shown that it can listen to the Spirit and act according to the law of Christ.


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