Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Presiding Bishop Speaks!

This came across the Episcopal News Service wire a few minutes ago. Our Presiding Bishop wrote a good letter that I will pass along:

"Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Statement from the Presiding BishopENS 110304-1

[Episcopal News Service] Having come through one of the most vitriolic anddivisive election campaigns any of us has ever experienced, we now look ahead tothe next four years and the continuing leadership of President Bush. For manyof our fellow citizens this is a cause for rejoicing. For others it is anoccasion for despair. Given the polarizing rhetoric that has been employedthroughout the campaign, it may be very difficult to find our way forward. Therefore, what is needed now on all sides is a genuine effort to move beyondentrenched positions and to seek common ground. What is needed now is aunifying vision, clearly articulated, of our great nation as a servant of allthe world’s peoples in their yearning after justice and peace. Our President has consistently named his religious faith as the guiding force ofhis decisions, and our nation proclaims in the “Pledge of Allegiance” that weare one nation “under God.” Such obedience to God obliges us to look always tothe well-being of a world broken and bleeding, which God loves so much that hecame among us in the person of Jesus to reconcile to himself and to save. Suchobedience obliges us to ground our national policies in much more thanself-interest and self-protection. Let us pray that in the difficult and challenging days ahead we together,regardless of our several points of view, along with our President, may befaithful to what the Lord requires. And, as the prophet Micah tells us, whatthe Lord requires is “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humblywith your God.”
The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church, USA
November 3, 2004"


Kyle said...

Because I have learned to care very deeply about what the Archdruid has to say... :0P

The Archer of the Forest said...

Well, I don't usually care much for what he has to say either, but I think he does have something important to say for once.
Grace and Peace