So okay – I’m home


So okay – I’m home now. I’m still digesting everything that happened at Convention – and trying to understand the implications.

Here in our parish we have mostly welcomed the results of convention – though there have been some people who have struggled with the results of the votes. There have been a few people even who are thinking of leaving the parish as a result both of the vote and of the way that I voted in support of Bishop-elect Robinson and for the compromise resolution. However we’ve also had a number of new people join the parish recently – and a significant portion of those people are joining because of the actions of General Convention.

We knew it was going to be tough when we voted.

I do feel the pain that so many outside of my parish are going through, at least empathetically. I hear them talking about their confusion. I wish that things could have been done in a slightly different way, but we *are* a conciliar church, and we do take votes to come to decisions. For those who are going to stay (either to fight or to adapt) I say “thank you”. To those who feel they must depart – for my part – I wish them well on their journey and promise to pray for their ministries to bear fruit. (And if they can, I’d be grateful for their prayers as well.)

In the meantime, we have work to do. The hungry still need to be fed. The sick still need to be visited. The poor and broken hearted still must hear the good news. And we all are called to share in the work of the Kingdom of God.

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Episcopal bishop, dad, astronomer, erstwhile dancer...