Presiding Bishop visits Diocese of Maryland’s Convention

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke at the Diocese of Maryland’s 233rd annual convention this past weekend in Baltimore. He spoke strongly against gun violence, an issue the diocese has a history of addressing. Presiding Bishop Curry lived in Baltimore for twelve years, until 2000. His speech on Friday, electrifying as always, urged the audience to follow the Jesus Movement. “Jesus, he said, inspired his first followers to ‘reorient their lives’ around such proclamations as ‘blessed are the poor in spirit’ and ‘blessed are those who are persecuted just because they love somebody.'” The Baltimore Sun has more here.

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  1. Wanda

    [Wanda – please sign your first and last name when you comment – thanks, edtior]

    I was able to attend the Friday night service where our PB reminded us that we Episcopalians A call to witness and that call is even outlined for us in the BCP. What an electrifying and moving sermon (as always). Thanks be to God he is called to lead us in these troubled times!

  2. leslie marshall

    “Blessed are the persecuted just because they love somebody.” –not sure what that means. [I thought persecution pertained only to those persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.]

  3. David Allen

    Blessed are the persecuted just because they love somebody.

    It sounds like he was throwing a lifeline to the LGBTQ crowd. And perhaps to the elderly who live together without benefit of marriage so that they don’t lose a major portion of their income by marrying. And others.

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