In a comment over at Father Jake's place, I promised more about reconciliation and civil war in TEC. Here's my comment: The schism in TEC reminds me in part of civil wars. Each side believes it is right. One side wants its own country and institutes war to get that. Sometimes civil wars result in two different countries (some middle East nations and some middle European nations); sometimes civil wars result in reunion (USA, Iraq -we hope, parts of the United Kingdom). Perhaps we can look back and have no more hate than to refer to this difference of viewpoint as "the recent unpleasantness."
But, for now, the war is still "on". I don't want to be excluded as a sinner, and others don't want me there at all. I and Thou. How different we are; how alike we are.
I suspect that outside interests will increase the pressure to choose sides until no one can take the via media. And, I'm deeply grieved.
This must wait until later, but I will get back to it.
On another topic: today is Mother's Day - and a Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there. Somehow I'm not sure you need to even be female to be a mother to someone. So, to all you who "mother", may you be honored on this day.
I was delightfully surprised yesterday to receive a card from my godson in Chattanooga. I thank his mother for sharing this wonderful son with me for more than 20 years now!!!