Monday, February 9, 2009

I like this

"the Church of England is perhaps the only church witnessing to the pain of holding together instead of taking the easy option and simply splitting and going where your mates are. It costs nothing to form yourself into a community of like-minded people among whom you won’t have to struggle with challenge or difference. But that is not the Church. Just like the first disciples of Jesus, our vocation is to follow Jesus together. Jesus did not give any of his disciples a veto over who else should or should not be called into the company of disciples."

Perhaps that's a bit of a stretch saying its 'the only church' - Benedict and his communion are having an interesting time 'holding together' these days - but the essential point Bishop Nick Baines makes about the church of Jesus Christ is a well made one!

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