Monday, June 30, 2008

A Passage From the Presiding Bishop

"Much of the Anglican world must be lamenting the latest emission from GAFCON. Anglicanism has always been broader than some find comfortable. This statement does not represent the end of Anglicanism, merely another chapter in a centuries-old struggle for dominance by those who consider themselves the only true believers. Anglicans will continue to worship God in their churches, serve the hungry and needy in their communities, and build missional relationships with others across the globe, despite the desire of a few leaders to narrow the influence of the gospel. We look forward to the opportunities of the Lambeth Conference for constructive conversation, inspired prayer, and relational encounters."

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Does anyone see any parallels between this and her Easter Message?
"We are not respecting the dignity of our fellow creatures if our sewage or garbage fouls their living space. When atmospheric warming, due in part to the methane output of the millions of cows we raise each year to produce hamburger, begins to slowly drown the island homes of our neighbors in the South Pacific, are we truly sharing good news?"

Am I reading too much into this or does she have gas on her mind?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the response from the empty miters at 815 is so traditional. Anglicans, since the 16th century, have always engaged in self-justification and this is yet another example. Episcopalians, on the other hand, seem bent on perfecting the style.