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.



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!


  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.

  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. :)



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