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Day: January 19, 2013
So my sense is that the task now isn’t so much to speak to the middle but to, in fact, help create a middle where there it’s so much easier for us to stay in our isolated areas with people who think like us, and the president’s task and the tasks of communities of faith is, in fact, to create that common ground where we can find the compromises that we need to make to go forward.
We’re wondering what you know about implementation of A138. Was your parish unaffected by A138? Is your parish providing lay pensions as a result of A138? Are you out of compliance? Did your parish come into compliance by reducing the number of full time lay positions? Were there church budgeting consequences of A138? Have pledges increased as a result of A138 or is A138 being paid for with cuts elsewhere in your budget?
Following is a letter that many clergy received in the last couple of days. It is from
One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ And he said to them, ‘Have you never read what David did when he and his …