... is the headline of the Christian Post article and if it sounds familiar to you you've in good company. Season subscribers to the ongoing saga of "As The Anglican World Turns" have lost count of the "lines in the sand" that have ended up blowing in the wind. "Meeting May Make or Break Communion" ... or not. Wouldn't it be great to be reading instead, "Meeting May Bring 'Thy Kingdom Come' a Little Closer to Coming"? That's what I hold onto as the hope on the other side of these present wranglings over who will sit with who, whose Jesus is Lord, etc.
And so, being the rooted in tradition Anglican that I am I'm heading off to Orlando for an Integrity Board meeting with both a hymn and a prayer in my head.
The hymn is from the Hymnal 1982 Ora labora ... "Come Labor On" -- and the prayer is from Compline:
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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