Sunday, July 27, 2008
Early This Morning
When I walked into the church this morning around 6:40 am, the telephone was ringing. I unlocked my office door, dumped all my stuff on the desk and answered the phone, expecting to hear from a parishioner asking the hour of this morning's service (we celebrated our patronal festival with a single, bilingual service this morning). I was surprised to hear the voice of Bishop Julio Murray on the other end. He said (and I paraphrase) "Good morning, Michael. We just finished attending Mass at Canterbury Cathedral and I wanted to call you to give my love and blessings to St. Christopher's." He apologized for not sending me stuff for the blog, "so I decided I would just call you instead." He told me about all the good work the bishops are doing in their groups, and how much he likes the ABC. He talked about the march for MDGs: "It was like manifestaciónes back home, except without the tear-gas and police attacking."
Then he said, "I'm calling to ask everyone to pray for us as we prepare for the week ahead. The discussions on Climate Change and the MDGs was good, and now we will be dealing with other serious issues and we really need your prayers." I assured him that we are praying for him and the other bishops.
So that's the latest news I have from Lambeth. May the Holy Spirit guide the bishops of the Anglican Communion and direct them to make decisions of love and inclusion.
I See You!
Sign by Danasoft - Get Your Free Sign