Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dear ABC Rowan Williams,

I don't understand all the fuss over a covenant which has been proposed to hold the Anglican Communion together. It seems to me that there should be one and only one criterion by which anyone can be part of the AC.

If you would invite everyone to the eucharist, you would quickly learn who is and who is not in communion. Anyone who will share the meal with you and everyone else is a member. Those who discriminate are not.

Who needs anything written?

Sincerely,

Me

8 comments:

Ann said...

ditto

forsythia said...

We already have a covenant. It's called The Baptismal Covenant and it's found on pages 304-305 of the BCP.
In it, we promise. among other things, to "seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves," and to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." Why do we need another covenant?

Paul (A.) said...

Not everyone in the Anglican Communion, forsythia, uses the same prayerbook. But we all have Eucharist.

ginny s. said...

Amen. Simple & brilliant point.

Word verification is "eutter", as in "This written covenant is eutter nonsense."

Grandmère Mimi said...

And we all have the New Covenant of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Can a sinful human come up with something better? And we have the Creeds.

Piskie is quite right. Have a Eucharist to which everyone is invited. Whoever comes to share the meal is in communion.

forsythia said...

Paul,

I'm not a cradle Episcopalian, so I thought everyone used the BCP. Ya learn something new every day.

Aghaveagh said...

Baby said yeah yeah yeah!

Caminante said...

If we really were serious about this covenant thing we should be washing one another's feet as did Jesus on the night he was betrayed. THAT would weed out people, no?