Wednesday, June 21, 2006


I've started any number of posts today about General Convention and our life in the Church.

They all seem inadequate.

A friend of mine has a running joke that someday she's just going to quit parish ministry and work in the produce section of a local grocery store.

Today is one of those days when I know just what she means.


At 12:30 AM, Blogger Annie said...

I've just decided that the Holy Spirit works in the most amazing ways ... and now we have a woman for PB! What does God have in store for us? I mean, if we were having trouble in the communion with our latest grand scheme, what do we have to throw the old fuddy duddies off kilter now! I'm just sittin' on the sidelines watching in pure fascination. I've also decided that I simply love our church! *chuckle!* No other church ... *shaking head* tries so hard to please everybody and fails so miserably ... if you give everybody a voice, ain't nobody gonna be happy!?

At 8:21 AM, Blogger mibi52 said...

In my work as a lobbyist, I often say that we've succeeded in a compromise when both sides feel equally dissatisfied and unhappy with the result. That certainly seems to be the case here.

Living in the tension, living in the questions, is hard work.

Lest we forget, remember that many of the conflicts in the early Church (remember the filioque clause?) taook over a hundred years to resolve, and were as bitterly fought on both sides.

I just wish as much newsprint and energy was spent on feeding and housing the poor, providing them dcent work and housing, addressing silly and wrong-headed political moves (big P, not small p), speaking out against war...

At 12:20 PM, Blogger will smama said...

Mine is truck driver... after every board meeting I think that might have been the better career path.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I have to agree with Annie. Hang in there Emily...She moves in mysterious ways!

Grace and Peace,

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Mary Beth said...

I'll be exceptionally interested to hear what you think, once you get around to putting it in cyberspace.


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