I don't know where the last few days have gone, but they're, well, gone! Now that I'm back in the saddle there is plenty of terrain to cover--web site, wedding, church programs, committee responsibilities, and on and on. Not much time to rest, never mind be reflective for a blog entry!
Today I’m off to the church, and will spend much of the day reading in anticipation of tomorrow’s clergy book discussion, and some instruction I’m providing on Sunday in worship. It’s been somewhat interesting reading this book (The Fate of Communion, topical analysis on the present struggle in the Episcopal Church) since I know both the authors, and one of them well. One of them writes clearly and his articles are easy to follow, even if they are times discomfiting. As for the other, I have to read many of his sentences three or four times to try to understand what it is exactly that he’s trying to say. From there I need to digest the concept (which is often obtuse to begin with), then move on to the next sentence which is phrased just as awkwardly (or presumes certain knowledge) as the one before it. There is so much grist for the mill that the mill of my brain is quickly clogged! Sigh. I’m not a stupid person, but I sure feel insignificant trying to wade through some of this. At least the material, as we discuss it, has offered some insight and a broader grasp of the issues that are woven through the Church’s dilemma, and I am getting to know some of my colleagues better, which is part of the reason for this group. A Clogged mill may just be worth it! (PS--that's Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, where I was baptized, confirmed, ordained priest, and held my first ordained job!)