Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The City of Peace

One never knows for sure, but I cannot shake the feeling that there is a disturbance in the Force. The House of Bishops have been meeting all weekend and something (a resolution of some kind) is forthcoming and likely will be adopted with the next few hours. This resolution will likely be some attempt to respond to the Primate's communique that was issued from Dar Es Salaam back in spring.

For my non-Anglican readers who are not really affected with the goings-on in the Anglican Communion, the Primates (the Anglican version of Archbishops...or Cardinals perhaps) met a few months back and requested some points of clarification on The Issue that confronts us all.

I was always struck by the fact that the city the Primates met at was Dar es Salaam: The City of Peace. Peace is something none of us has had in the Anglican Communion for quite some time. I wonder if we would even recognize peaceful co-existence in the church if it came knocking on our Big Red Door.

I haven't heard what is going to be in this proposed resolution, but when it was announced, a reporter asked if it would pacify the Primates, to which the response from the spokesman for the Joint Standing Committee was allegedly, "Not Likely."

I have this feeling...its a sad feeling, meloncholy not unlike the Emperor Honorius watching the Visigoths coming over theSeventh Hill, knowing full well the Empire was about to fall but being helpless to do anything about it. All we can do it watch and pray.

Either sanity or anarchy will prevail.

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