Friday, January 14, 2005

Looking at the bright side…

The news out of the ECUSA House of Bishops meeting isn’t all bad. A minority of bishops did make a good strong statement in response to the Windsor Report. Their steadfastness encourages the orthodox worldwide and further isolates Episcopal apostasy.

And in spite of their mealy-mouthed ways, the majority showed their true colors. They in effect said, “We are going to keep pushing our homodox heterodox agenda, including acting against orthodox parishes who won’t kiss our . . . rings. BUT as far as whether we will respond to the Windsor Report beyond saying nice words and giving token apologies, we are going to take. our. sweet. time. In fact, we’ve only begun to take. our. sweet. time.”

And, now, I’m actually becoming more positive about the February Primates meeting. For I think most of them can see right through the HOB statement. And I think most of them will not play that game.

Now if I’m mistaken about that . . . . Well, I’m trying to be positive here.

In any case, I’m praying for the Primates. This week’s collect, which has already become a favorite of mine, is now all the more appropriate:

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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