Skip to comments.On the Sunny Side of the (Flooded) Street
Posted on 09/10/2005 8:37:12 PM PDT by sionnsar
Frank Griswold can find the silver lining in any cloud, if you'll pardon the expression:
Despite concerns about the appropriateness of meeting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the House of Bishops will meet as planned in Puerto Rico Sept. 22-28, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold said.
Puerto Rico, huh? Should be really nice this time of year. And it's off-season so the beaches shouldn't be too crowded.
Writing to the House of Bishop on Sept. 8, Bishop Griswold suggested the storm should serve as a spur to unity and reconciliation within the Church as Katrina and its aftermath gives us a different way of looking at our ecclesial concerns.
Katrina's going to make us forget all about New Hampshire's unrepentant sinner pointy-hat and how ECUSA has spent the last two years flipping off the entire Anglican world? I'm not betting that way, Frank, since ECUSA is still ruled entirely by emotion and its tendency to make up the Christian religion as it goes along so its left wing can feel that groovy civil rights liberal high still looks exactly the same.
At a time such as this we very much need to be together to bear this present burden and to live more fully the costly reality of reconciliation which is the heart of the gospel and the hope of the world, he noted.
Whatever that means.
Bishop Griswold said a similar question about meeting arose after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We now know how important it was that we came together in Burlington [Vermont] as a community very shortly after that fateful September day and framed a common response as taking counsel together opens the way to a much fuller response than any one of us could make on our own.
Any port in a storm, Frank? If you'll pardon the expression.
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