Sunday, July 27, 2008

And the Bishop Said . . .


Dear Susan,

Thank you for your honest and gracious letter. I share your reservations about church as bureaucracy and I am sure others in the diocese do as well. But the main thing is that you have found your calling and are serving God wonderfully right now. I trust your discernment that ordination would only detract from your present ministry. Blessings. I look forward to serving with you in the future.

BD

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Wow. Is this guy a class act, or what? Like he doesn't have more important things to worry about right now, with Lambeth and so forth! He responded within three hours of getting my e-mail.

Yay! Sometimes church works the way we all want it to!

3 comments:

  1. Very nice letter from the Bishop, very affirming. Which is wonderful, especially as I suspect your decision may entail some grief as well as relief. Prayers to you.

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  2. Susan, he seems very nice and understanding. And how nice he took the time to write back so quickly. Seems he cares a lot about those in his care.

    And he's right! You have found a calling and are serving God wonderfully. And you are helping others to do it better too. :)

    Joy!

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