Beach Day update …

30 07 2008

Had a great time at the beach on Saturday … ran into some old friends, and saw one or two people I met in Key West (no matter where you go, if you are from NY, you will see people from NY).

But, yes, in case you all were wondering, I ran into none other than an Episcopal priest and his husband, and this time it was someone I knew from iNYC. He was officiating at services at the local community house on Sunday.

Note to self — update spiritual autobiography with heading “There is no escape.”





Beach day!

25 07 2008

Tomorrow I have decided that I will go out to the beach and bake in the sun for a day and i will probably hang around into the evening to get in some dancing before heading back into the City that night.

If an Episcopal priest, deacon or Jesus Himself shows up tomorrow …. we’re going to have a little chat about boundaries…

I’m just sayin.





Humour

23 07 2008

Thanks to my father for sending this along.  I thought this was appropriate in light of the tea party going on over in Canterbury.





Headline of the Day …

22 07 2008

From the Guardian (hat-tip to Thinking Anglicans)

Escorts on offer for lonely bishops at Lambeth conference

Bad Taste Comment: I wonder if this means that rentboy.com will be included in the fringe festival?  Or if they were in contact with former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer’s office?  Probably better off just not knowing….





Quote of the week

21 07 2008

Now THIS is a sermon … Taken from the Bishop of Colombo’s sermon from the opening Eucharist of the Lambeth  Conference, emphasis mine. You can read the whole thing here

It is indeed a true saying that God gives the Church an agenda out of the crises of the world.  And so my dear sisters and brothers in Christ, the Anglican Communion must always give the highest priority to our invitation from Christ to participate Christ in transforming God’s world.  To bring healing, peace, justice, reconciliation, abundant life, where there is oppression, where there is hostility, where there is strife and division.  … God has called us and placed us in God’s world so that we might participate with him in bringing this transformation.

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I would like to draw your attention to the parable that was read as the Gospel:  the words of the master were wise words.  Let them grow together.

There can and there must be no uprooting, simply because if we attempt this game of uprooting the unrighteous then, my dear sisters and brothers, none of us will remain.  We are all a mix of the wheat and the weeds. The wisdom of these words suggest that we stay together because we draw from a common soil, a common tradition, a common heritage.  We are what we are regardless of our differences, because of our common life together and our origins.  Transformation comes in this interaction, and transformation must come from within.

And all of God’s people said … AMEN!