Bishop Charles Jenkins, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana on Lambeth (The Bishop’s Blog)

Bishop Jenkins write: “I do not share in the anxiety so easily touched around here. I am optimistic that the mission of God shall continue in and through the Anglican Communion.” Here is his full posting:

Dear Friends,

The last several meetings of this Lambeth Conference shall soon be over. The anxiety here is greater than I expected. No matter the outcome, I wish to express my gratitude to the Archbishop of Canterbury and other leaders here for providing us with this opportunity.

The format of the Conference has been much discussed and disrespected. It seems to me to reflect the work of the Holy Spirit in the miracle of Pentecost. This is to say that all have been given a chance to be heard and understood. Voices from the “edges” of the English speaking world have been heard. In the Indaba to which I am assigned, these voices have been from the Church in India, the Sudanese Church, and the south American Church. I have been taken again to the very roots of my Christian belief by the words and actions of the Church in Japan, the Church in the Indian Ocean and the Church in Burma. These voices which might not enter the fray of debate have proved powerful. This reflects the work of the Holy Spirit in Pentecost. No matter the outcome, this process has been the right thing.

I do not share in the anxiety so easily touched around here. I am optimistic that the mission of God shall continue in and through the Anglican Communion. In the final analysis, this is God’s Church and we have not been brought so far to be abandoned now.
Pray for us and rejoice.

+Charles

Source: The Bishop’s Blog: Lambeth – Friday – Aug. 1st

Hat tip: Wounded Bird

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