When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’ Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah?* Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit* calls him Lord, saying, “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet’ ”? If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?’ No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.Yesterday the people of Upper South Carolina let it be known just who is their neighbor. Will former Bishop of DUSC, Dorsey Henderson, who is in charge of the disciplinary committee judging +Mark Lawrence of DSC, be able to give our Lord an answer to the question, "Who is your neighbor?"
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Who is DUSC's Neighbor?
Yesterday we witnessed the annual Convention of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina put forth a resolution suggesting an alternative means of reconcilation between our Presiding Bishop and Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of South Carolina (yes there is another Episcopal diocese in South Carolina). (Update: the resolution is now posted at StandFirm in Faith) An impassioned Bishop Andrew Waldo of Upper South Carolina argued before the Convention for the benefits of a Christian manner of handling a difference of opinion (as opposed to the use of disciplinary canons). By an odd Godincidence, the Gospel reading for today begs the question, "Who is your neighbor?" Matthew 22:34-46