Thursday 12 September 2013

Good News... keep it simple!

 In contrast to the Church of England, the Church in Wales got its act together today and voted for women bishops. 

What is more, there were no 'ifs' and 'buts' - just a simple one clause measure with the promise of a code of practise to be written over the next few months.


Which might be why the Church of England keeps getting it wrong.  We make it too complicated, always trying to please everyone and ending up pleasing no-one.

The first meeting of the new steering committee on women bishops in England took place earlier this month, and the discussions were described by the press release as 'serious, honest, and constructive'.

Let's hope they were also brave and simple - just like the Church in Wales.

On a different note, I hear that Pope Francis has given up his bullet proof Mercedes for a 30 year old Renault with 186,000 miles on the clock.  The car was a gift to him from a elderly priest in northern Italy, in response to the Pope's example of humility.

Now all we need is a little humility towards the role of women in the Roman Catholic church, and who knows what might happen...?

OK - that's just a dream - for now....

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