Thursday, September 20, 2007

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

TEC is meeting in New Orleans beginning today. ABp Rowan Williams will spend the 20th and 21st meeting with the American Bps. in private session. Seems to me this is the "make or break" meeting.

Came across an observation in an AP news article that included the following. It seemed extremely accurate: "The various debates ... over my lifetime have been a fascinating study in two ships passing each other in the night," said the Rev. Peter Moore, a leading conservative thinker and retired head of the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa. "Neither heard a thing the other said. It was clear that both groups had made up their minds on totally different grounds, and they were not speaking the same language."

I consider myself one of the many, many average Episcopalians somewhere on middle ground and am dismayed that the Church I have grown to love could be rent asunder by the far right and the far left.

Politics are driving my Church as well as my Country and both are much the worse for it. Truly it seems that no one wants to consider the point of view of their opponents. Why is it that we can no longer dialogue, listen and learn; but instead close our minds to all but our own biases and refuse to even acknowledge other thoughts?

Pray for wisdom and foresight for TEC throughout the coming days.


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