Skip to comments.PB Katharine May Surprise Us All
Posted on 07/06/2006 5:20:56 PM PDT by sionnsar
The punch of her words could hardly have been stronger. A striking analogy of conjoined twins, given by Presiding Bishop elect Jefferts Schori at the critical moments in both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, may not have been the tipping point. Rather, her personal appeal to give her a chance carried the votes in both houses.
But the image of conjoined twins lingers. Im going to make a brief, lightly defended, prediction about Katherine Jefferts Schori. While males tend to have the hormonal burden to take it outside if necessary, this woman just might have the combination of grace and pragmatism to keep the different minds (her quote of a bishop) in this church from ruining each other.
Not enough to make an impression, did Frank Griswold admit that there were anything like conjoined twins living in this church. All was well with the vast diverse center (his favorite), even if nagged by pesky fringe people on the right. The insistent fringe people on the left were more organically connected.
But in her first crisis, the PB elect named the obvious diagnosisconjoined twins, followed by the most vital questionCan they both survive after surgery?
Both twinsthe larger left and center and the smaller right are both saying, Were fine with surgery. Katherine Jefferts Schori may rise to the occasion and find the means to see that the operation has the best chance of success.
Afterwards, the twins can be imagined to thank God that the struggle with each other is over, bless each other, and get on with their callings. The twin on the right may even be able to reduce the Anglican division in the United States, resulting in a net improvement in the divisions of the Body of Christ.
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