The Rev. Michael W. Hopkins reflects here on a conversation that he and the Rev. Susan Russell had with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in the wake of the Primates Meeting in Tanzania. Of the many insightful things Michael says, I choose to highlight this:
"She told the Church Center staff after her return from Tanzania that she really did not know if the Episcopal Church could make a positive response to the 'requests' of the Primates. I believe she sincerely means that, and is willing for us as a Church to disagree with her. I say disagree, because I do believe she thinks the current proposals are the best way forward, and I have no doubt she will continue to argue for them. On the other hand, she is not going to force us to do something we are not willing to do."
From your lips to God's ear, Michael.