by Liz Goodyear-Jones John 5:1-8 Jesus saw the man lying on his mat by the pool and he put to him this question: “Do you want to be made well?” Isn’t that an amazing question to ask of someone who had been besides this pool known for its healing waters, for 38 years? It’s nothing …
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, said that the church should continue with plans to hold its 80th General Convention in Baltimore, but that it should be smaller in size, shorter in duration and focused exclusively on essential business.
the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees will hold at least four consultations between the 80th and 81st General Conventions (2022 and 2024, respectively). These gatherings will address mutual policy concerns posed by changing demographics, changing understandings of church in society, and changing expectations of and for clergy—including current and retired lay employees of The Episcopal Church.
” That fishing buddy of Jesus’s was a man who became committed like our turtles, to depositing his clutch, determined that his story of Jesus would live on forever and in doing so saving the world, just like the Loggerhead.”
As I marveled at this, a new bird flew up and sat on the wire – only this one was facing the opposite direction. “That’s me”, I thought – the one who is always turned around, never quite facing the right way. But, in less than a second, that bird hopped up, turned around, and landed on the wire facing the same direction as the rest of the birds. Soon, another bird arrived, and then another, and the same thing happened each time: the bird landed facing the wrong direction, hopped up, and turned around.