Thursday, February 15, 2007

Outwaiting Tanzania and making the sign of the cross

I'm trying not to read too much about what going on at the Primate's meeting in Tanzania. Apparently, so far so good, and the ultra-right is entirely pissed about it. That's what I've gleaned from a glance a a couple of the blogs.

Sticking with the meeting blow by blow, with unending speculation and analysis is beyond me. Maybe I'm a wimp, but I know there's nothing I can do, and I want it over with. I want to know where we are, and not be angsting over every speech, paper or comment.

We won't know where we are until it's over.

My prayers go to Bishop Katharine, especially, for her spiritual, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through all of it. My prayers cover all, asking they hear the

voice of the Spirit speaking to them. I pray they act without hubris and self-righteousness. I pray they act in love. They will, if they listen to the Spirit.

Some will listen. The jack-booted ones in purple garb I don't expect too much from. It's a good thing God is an optimist about human beings.


P.S. -- I thought I'd try a photoshoppy thing with Appleworks, figuring if the Mad One can do it, maybe I can. Not too bad for a first effort.


Grandmère Mimi said...

Pat, you might want to check in with Tobias for wise words from him and his commenters, who draw us back to our God-center.

You done good with your photoshopping.

Clyde said...

I couldn't agree more with your decision to not read too much. And, perhaps the photoshop/Appleworks thing might be fun and convince me to re-start the Old Fart's blog.

Saint Pat said...

Oh, please, please do, Clyde. Come back! I've missed you!

Mimi, I agree with Tobias, too. I don't think God gives a flying fig about "institutional unity." It's better to split than be coerced into the wrong thing.

TEC is doing the right thing regarding sexuality.

Saint Pat said...

Clyde, I've loaded "Opinionated Old Fart" back into my links, and I'm just waiting for a new post!

MadPriest said...

If you and Clyde want a visit from some nice Italian gentlemen with violin cases just keep on straying on my territory.

Or perhaps you would like a new Native American name - "Saint Pat Sleeps With Horses Head."

I'm not normally this agressive, but the Duncan one was just a bit too good.

Saint Pat said...

There's no one I would rather be threatened by than you, Maddie!


Catherine + said...

Love your work here, Pat. And the photoshoppy thing looks really good! Brava! Have you in my blogroll, Pat. Cheers!

Ann said...

Wow - your photo shop is great - may have to try it myself. Watch out MP. First PB and now blogging stars.

Saint Pat said...

Wow. Thanks, Ann and Catherine!

Eileen said...

Pat - Hee hee hee.

You know it's good if it got Maddie's knickers in a twist!

I have no appleworks.

I can't do blurbs on my photos.

I will have to rectify this in the near future.