Friday E-News | October 1, 2021

by Simon Mainwaring on October 01, 2021

Dear saints,

This week I had the privilege to be prayed for by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at a Zoom meeting he was attending as part of the Compass Rose Society. Today a number of us will head up to Kanuga for our parish weekend. The last time we were there we were joined by the former Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori. These two church leaders offer a reminder of how we belong to a worldwide church community, and how much our lives are intended to be woven together as the Body of Christ. As the Archbishop noted, reconciliation is not the absence of conflict but the growth that happens when we learn to disagree well, with love. How might we be people who live into that call in our own place and time? Where are there opportunities for you to be an agent of God’s reconciliation in the world around you? I pray as we continue to gather again and as we encourage one another to give courageously to the mission of this church that we will learn to trust that in the love of God we are able to cross divides, to heal old wounds, and to see lives renewed. Let us give thanks for the wide and wondrous diversity of human life and for the gift of the Anglican tradition we share with neighbors near and far.



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