A selection of cats today - none anywhere near me in San Francisco. The first is a Himalayan with summer haircut.
The next two cats belong to friends near Chautauqua.
And finally here is Tim keeping an eye on a feeder. There are too many rocks and old pieces of foundation to risk running the mower over it. All sorts of interesting plants have grown including a number of sunflowers and several errant daylilies.
My nephew is getting married on Saturday. The family flew in today. We'll have a family dinner tonight then go to Sausalito tomorrow. On Friday there is the Tea Ceremony and the wedding dinner. What my sister-in-law calls the white wedding will take place Saturday afternoon. We fly back on Monday and I hope I can pick up my wallet which I left in the airport. ARGH! The Lost and Found was closed when I called. This is becoming to bad habit!
ABC Rowan Williams had a good idea that built and renewed relationships which should be mutually advantageous despite differences. Very well done.
The GAFCON folks are probably already gone. That isn't all bad IMO. Those who remain seem to be the folks whose Bibles con/retain the Gospels, have actually read them and try to live as Jesus taught. Losing members can be healthy. When the dissension is gone, church is easier. That doesn't mean I think disagreement should be banished. But the destructive elements rarely decide to get along and are better off finding a more comfortable place.
Yes, LGBTs are once again told to wait till hell freezes over. I pray TEC and ACofC ignore the moratorium on sexual matters as the invaders will ignore the moratorium on stealing parishes and dioceses. Somebody has to lead. I don't see anything to lose by confirming that LGBTs are people too, entitled to the rights and privileges of all others. I don't believe the Anglican Communion is worth sacrificing each other in violation of Jesus's teaching to love all and judge none.
At the same time I believe the AC is a good idea which should be maintained. Perhaps a judicious self-pruning will return it to what it has always been - a home for many opinions of what the Bible actually says and a gracious willingness to share the eucharist with all who are trying to follow Jesus. That would be a positive result of Lambeth.
Of course who cares what this Lutheran thinks? Sunday I received a stern lecture about not transferring my membership already. I never seriously considered it until recently. If Christ Church gets some stability before I get discouraged, I will probably stay. If not, the next option is St. Clement's. If that is not a compatible match either, I will return to my home Lutheran parish which I still support. After all, church is a creation of men. I have no problem switching to find a comfortable home which usually means good music. bg
If you get here after not finding Mom said nobody cares, I'm sorry but I accidentally deleted the blog that has the BCF stuff on it. And Blogger has never replied to my request to have it reinstated. Sorry!
MadPriest and TmTim hit the road at an ungodly hour and got lost in Glasgow but reached the cathedral in time to hear +Gene Robinson preach. That is a bit of a shock to those of us who "know" MP at all. We are all so proud of him/them!
For Margaret and Joel who are true disciples ministering to the people on the poorest Native American reservation in the US. And especially for Margaret who has more funerals in a month than most priests have in several years. And thanks for allowing the children to call her Grandma. She is the best possible person/priest in her position. For Peg and Jim. For all those who believe that guns can solve our problems. For our dysfunctional Congress. For Christ Church Meadville. For R and D especially for R. For me. For Ward. For Bro John. For Jim, especially. For those in the church who are distressed. For A as she deals with dysfunction. For Ginny. For Amelia. For Julie Anne. For Danny. For Amy. For J's mom. For Art and Mary. For rain in California. For Jeri. For Caleb and those who research RA. For J and D. For Tim and Ruth. For Ted. For VC and N. For Lee. For S and P.
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This blog supports the Gospel of Indiscriminate Inclusivity as preached by Jesus.
But if we must, then accept it and force the schismatics to make uncomfortable decisions
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