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Archbishop of Canterbury in Barbados, Guatemala and Mexico

Archbishop of Canterbury in Barbados, Guatemala and Mexico

Thinking Anglicans has a round of up the ABC Justin Welby’s trip to Barbados, Guatemala, and Mexico:

The Archbishop of Canterbury is engaged in a week-long trip to locations in three Anglican provinces.

Sermons in Barbados and Guatemala can be found at the Archbishop’s web site. Mexico report to follow.

From Guatemala:

Have you noticed the common feature in all three readings? It is weakness. A weak people, overwhelmed by threats, by their own failures and sins. A weak church in a hostile culture, the centre of cults and corruption. A weak group of people, going without resources to try and change the world, and if they were not accepted, keeping on trying elsewhere.

When we think we are strong we fool ourselves, perhaps even our society – but never God. When we accept our weakness, embrace it, and turn afresh to God in prayer, share reconciliation and go out with the good news we have, then He does the work. It is dreadfully hard, always shaped like a cross, and feels like one too, but it is the way of Christ and it leads to glory.

Read more here.

Frequent commenter Leonardo Ricardo attended the events in Guatemala and reflects at his blog, Eruptions at the Foot of the Volcano, here and here.

He also created the chair used for the Archbishop’s seat at St. James Cathedral. (photo by Elizabeth Bell)

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