Sunday, December 18, 2011

How Not to Prepare the Way

I thought Advent was about preparing the way for Christ to enter the world, and today in church we did read about the Annunciation in Luke 1:26-38.

 One important Standing Commission of the Episcopal church however, believes Advent is about preparing for same sex blessings. This is what they wrote,

"In this season of Advent when we are to be preparing for Christ’s coming, we invite you to reflect upon your own experience of 'being prepared.' How were you prepared for a marriage or for a blessing? What preparation or counseling did you receive? What do you remember, whether it was 1 month ago or 25 years ago – what sticks with you? Or if you are someone who prepares couples, what is most important to you? What works or does not work, so to speak?
Later this spring the full SCLM report will be published for General Convention and the recommended resources will be part of that report. However, we invite you to engage now with your own experiences preparing for either same- or different-gender life-long relationships."
Over at T-19, the following picture was shown and reported as having made the rounds in TEc circles (although not to this corner of the circle) ,


This is sick folks. A plague has come upon this house.
"And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:" Leviticus 14:35
The priest will come and judge this house. If the signs of plague have not gone away, this house shall be torn down and its blocks scattered.
 ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ 2 Samuel 7:7
 We are building a house with walls of flesh upon a foundation of human desire. Such a house makes us feel good, but such a house cannot stand.

3 comments:

  1. Might as well say, "Advent is the season to welcome sin into the Church."

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  2. Randall,

    Indeed, and by being passive and accomadating, we in TEc are continuing to slouch towards Gomorrah.

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  3. Randall,

    Indeed, and by being passive and accomadating, we in TEc are continuing to slouch towards Gomorrah.

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