Here’s my prayer for #GC77.

Draughting Theology

Why is it that the best advice we can get is often the simplest?  Why is it that the simplest advice we can get it the hardest to accept?

This morning marks the opening of Legislative Committee meetings for The 77th General Convention (#GC77).  The calendar already shows times and dates for several contentious topics including The Anglican Covenant, Open Table (Communion prior to Baptism), and Structural Reform.  Anxiety has the opportunity to strike early, strike hard, and hang around straight through the 9 days of business that remain.  People have their pet topics.  Some Dioceses only elect activists.  A few folks will be grabbing for the power they thought they had in the 1970s.

But I propose another way.  I hope we listen to the advice of Sunday’s Collect:

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us…

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About Steve Pankey

A disciple, husband, dad, and priest who struggles to keep it all in the right order. Thankfully God, my wife, and the Church are all forgiving. This is my personal blog, not the opinion of The Episcopal Church or Christ Church in Bowling Green.
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