Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In surfing the blogs today, I found this from Bishop Don Wimberly of Houston, Texas:

I understand she received votes from supporters and a solid number of more conservative bishops who supposedly hope to move the split of our communion forward. Politics can make strange bedfellows. Further, this same undercurrent is attempting to undermine the good work of the Special Committee on Windsor.

So there are those who went to convention with full intentions of doing whatever they could to split the communion. It saddens me to realize how underhanded, two-faced and hypocritical some people can be. And they claim the moral high ground! And justify their action with the Bible! And act like martyrs and victims! I'm glad I won't have to answer for them on Judgement Day.

A161 (the response to the Windsor Report resolution) was also defeated, which is good. Apologies should never be made for action taken under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. For those who are not willing to break new ground, there are ministries for them, too. A lot of them would be happier in a Catholic or Baptist church, though, where no ambiguity is allowed. I hope people who have elevated the Bible to the status of golden calf will see the error of their ways.

And now abide faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 comment:

Zoilus said...

God bless them, maybe the Lord is using them to push his own agenda (love).