Another South Carolina Rector Writes his Parish About recent Developments

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From here:
As you probably already know, or as you can read below, on Monday the 15th of October the storm/battle we've been expecting finally arrived. Late yesterday (Wed) afternoon we learned that the actions taken by the Presiding Bishop triggered automatic corporate resolutions that have now taken the Diocese out of The Episcopal Church....What this means for us down the road is not yet totally clear. What is clear is that we will continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. And in partnership with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the Diocese we will stand for the truth of His Word.

For me personally, I find this all very, very sad. I'm what we call a "cradle" Episcopalian, i.e. [it has been true of me] all of my life. My parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc. etc. were also. My sisters both teach in Episcopal schools, My grandmother started an Episcopal pre-school. And I could go on and on. I've come to understand though what St. Paul wrote to the Philippians in chapter 3. After he laid out his Jewish credentials he said, "But whatever gain I had I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." I certainly am feeling a sense of loss, but I declare with Paul, I "count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ."

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Posted October 29, 2012 at 6:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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