Monday, April 03, 2006

The Village Meetings

A focus of our mission was to visit each archdeaconry [These are the equivalents of our Convocations in Missouri, or deaneries in some other parts of the church.] Archdeacon Robert was to explain to them the covenant agreement that our diocese and theirs had negotiated and to invite their comments on it. We did indeed receive many passionate comments, but I am not going to mention them here, since I think these are supposed to be addressed by our Bishop and diocese. All I’ll say here is that the people of Lui were pleased – very pleased – to see us among them. But they were also skeptical. As one man in Kedibah said, “The words are there, but the actions are not yet seen.” That broke my heart. We must soon make our actions match our words!

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