Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Come to Me, All…
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Anaheim this week has reaffirmed our canons saying, God has called and may continue to call gay and lesbian people “to any ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church; and that God's call to the ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church is a mystery which the Church attempts to discern for all people through our discernment processes acting in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church.”
It's a good day, huh? It feels wonderful. Once again, we in the Episcopal Church continue to listen to the Spirit’s promptings to present a radical welcome to all.
Even before the confetti settles, I wonder about repercussions. There will be people and relationships in the broader Anglican Communion affected. This is a victory. More than that, however, it is a way forward to witness in Christ. That has to be done in humility.
That having been said, today the early morning sun was shining on my little patch of lawn, and while I sipped my morning coffee, I was grateful... so grateful.
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all… all, all, all, all... All!