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Something I posted over at Jake’s Place in Response to the scuttle about the Anglican Covenant, etc.

May 22, 2007

Before I lose these thoughts (which seems so easy to do these days for me!) I thought I’d post this here. These are my thoughts regarding schism, and the body of Christ.

I may expound upon this later, if I can keep it together.

All this makes my heart and my head hurt.Each person will have their own individual experience of God – and which things speak to them of God.

Some will see God in a beautiful sunrise or powerful storm.

Some in incense and organ music and hymns.

Others in the faces of the homeless or the terminally ill – or the faces of those who serve those folks.

Some receive most comfort from legalism – knowing that there is a “way” to follow – a true path.

Others are more compelled by the mystery of God’s grace, and seeming willy-nilly way he decide who gets it.

We are all Christians. We are all part of God’s body. He understands that we each have different gifts, and that none of our gifts is more important than any other’s.

We need each other for balance – we need each other to be whole.

The head and the legs and the toes and the mouth don’t function the same way, don’t do the same things for the body. But a body without the gifts of one of these parts, is a body diminished.

Can it still function – to a lesser degree, yes.

But it would be preferable if we could each see the value in all our parts.

This spoken by a flaming, progressive liberal.

Life shouldn’t about extremes. It should be about seeking the middle way – the balance. Via Media.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. the Reverend boy permalink
    May 22, 2007 12:35 pm

    Eileen, this is beautiful. Thank you.

  2. Eileen permalink
    May 22, 2007 12:38 pm

    Thanks Rev Boy!

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