The Presiding Bishop, and the diocesan and suffragan bishops of Haiti, along with the diocesan Standing Committee have entered a covenant agreement that “seeks to address and resolve many of the issues of conflict that have been burdening the diocese.”
Day: May 23, 2017
Today, we are full of shock, of grief, and of anger. In our grief we call upon God to extend his everlasting arms to those whose lives have been cut short; in our shock we call upon him to reach out with his embracing arms to comfort those who have been scarred in body or in mind; in our anger we call upon him to strengthen us with his mighty arms, to resist evil and build us through love of one another into an ever closer unity across our rich diversity.
In many long-established communities, churches – and their buildings – serve as landmarks and touchstones for neighborhood identity. But what happens to these buildings when the congregations are no longer present or no longer able to maintain them? Is it enough that the buildings remain? Or is their something lost when their purpose is gone …