Yes I do know what is going on in the anglican world (or, at least, I do as of an hour or so ago).
As I’ve said before, there are plenty of anglican news blogs out there, and somehow I doubt you need another one. Rather, if I have anything to offer, it would be to try and present a prophetic perspective.
So what would be that perspective right now? Simply, to be at peace. There is One far greater than us, and all things are unfolding to His plan. Indeed our anglican troubles are just one of the skirmishes of a far greater war. If anything, I think He would have us take our eyes of the immediacy of the moment, look beyond analysing the details, emotions and intents of every paragraph issued by every group and see Him – the author and perfector of our faith.
And then, in repentance and full humility, acknowledging the part we have played in the mess that now exists, kneel at His feet, gaze on Him, and wait the unfolding of His plan. And, as He prompts for action – move, but only move by following in His footsteps.
You see, if we get what we want – a new anglican orthodoxy – but we take with us all our own sins, all our unrepentant attitudes then we’ll arrive in the ‘promised land’ – and find that it is not what our hearts have truly desired.
God has something infinitely better in store for us than merely ‘getting things back to rights again’ – if only we would have eyes to see and hearts to follow. May He give us that vision.
Thanks for this. A wonderful exhortation and needed reminder. It is so easy to get caught up in the swirl and intensity of the latest news and lose sight of the big picture. I really needed to read this today.
This penitential stuff is rough – just when I think I’ve confessed the most sorry stuff, the “bottom of the barrel” seems to get deeper and grungier. Yes, even those of us with good intentions have a big part in how sorry the church mess became. And our eyes focus too much on church and not enough on the Head of the church. “Who will save me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Wise words Peter. Shall take a news sabbath today. Love the pictures – we came straight from the UK to Lac La Biche, Alberta, in 1970, but now live in Kingston, ON. Now that was culture shock. The Rockies are God’s Cathedral.
Ultimately, God is in control of His church, and even the gates of Hell can’t prevail against her. Eventually the Holy Spirit will bring us all into perfect unity together.
Even so come, Lord Jesus.
You are all most welcome!
Newbie here,very cool site,makes this Oklahoma boy homesick for Canada.
You are so right! We must repent. Love your site.