Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Iron Lady on "Consensus"

According to Margaret Thatcher, consensus is "the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner 'I stand for consensus'?"

So here's my question going forward toward General Convention and beyond: If we truly stand for the proclamation of the Good News of God in Christ Jesus made available to all and for the full inclusion of all the baptized in the Body of Christ then how dare we abandon those beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of a "consensus" that priortizes institutional unity while perpetuating sacramental apartheid!

1 comment:

Beyond Reconciliation said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!