The holiness in him and in his words is tangible…. It is his grace in the face of terrible rejection that shines out from this whole sorry episode.
Day: January 15, 2016
While Anglicans disagreed to disagree in Canterbury over the question of same-sex marriage, John Cunningham and John Johnston were married in the City of London by the Reverend Joost Röselaers, The Guardian reports. From Giles Fraser, in Loose Canon: Interestingly, the London ceremony wasn’t a blessing or a carefully cobbled together service after a civil …
The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever.
The Primates condemned homophobic prejudice and violence and resolved to work together to offer pastoral care and loving service irrespective of sexual orientation. This conviction arises out of our discipleship of Jesus Christ. The Primates reaffirmed their rejection of criminal sanctions against same-sex attracted people.
But really, shouldn’t this be expected? Our work for equality and full inclusion, on a communion-wide scale, is a kind of civil disobedience, and civil disobedience is often met with oppression and further injustice. But that doesn’t mean that we should disengage with the Anglican Communion because a couple of dozen men have sought to censure us.
There’s one little difference between this morning’s gospel and the gospel reading for Sunday.