I'm trying to keep up with news from the convention, official
Reports from Monday's orientation were encouraging. Divided into small groups of 8, the delegates were asked to share the following about themselves:
- Think back over your life. What is it about the Christian faith that you are most passionate about? Tell me how God’s love in Jesus is important to you.
- What do you really value about the Episcopal Church? What is the most important thing that the Episcopal Church has contributed to your life?
- Imagine that this convention has been an incredible success. In the years to come, imagine telling a friend or family member what you accomplished. What would you tell them was the most important thing you did or decision you were part of?
Thankfully, it seems to have been well received by those who aren't intimidated by touchy feely, and even by a few who are. Community building is not easy with such a diverse group of people, especially with passions running as high as they are this year.
The devotional reading from the Old Testament (Eccles 8:14-9:10) this morning was amusing given the timing with GenCon. Many of them will be reading the same thing I did, and will be forced to admit that God does have quite a sense of humor. And there will be no shortage of "eating, drinking and being merry for tomorrow we die." If that doesn't add the element of levity to this occasion, nothing will.