I don't get the Archbishop of Canterbury. I am such a fan of his writings; I am moved by his obvious deep faith and spirit; I love his letter of support for the Society of Catholic Priests (http://www.thescp.org). And yet, in his most recent communication with the alleged representatives of the "Global South", he veers off in strange directions. By way of urging the Global South folks to have some patience of the Spirit and not overreact to the upcoming consecration of honest, partnered, lesbian Mary Glasspool (full disclosure: I joyfully voted my consent as a member of the Standing Committee) he then states that, "I hope you’ll bear in mind that there are no quick solutions for the wounds of the Body of Christ."
Mary Glasspool is a wound to the Body of Christ? Faithful, committed LGBT people wound the Body of Christ? Hatred, violence, sexism, racism, warfare... yes, these things wound the Body of Christ. Faithful, committed, loving Christians? I don't think so. When will we move beyond this foolishness and get on with the work to which Jesus has called us - reconciliation, holiness, justice, evangelism, transformation...?
Holy Spirit and holy empathy - I'm interested in what I see as an inherent invitation to empathy in the way the vote results were made known. I'm also intrigued by some of the responses ...
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