Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Pardon the Interruption. I'm having a very busy week at work (today has been a 14 hour day and I don't see going to bed for another 3 hours; more of the same forecast for tomorrow).

I'll be back here next week.

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Advent. I have been critical of the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA(postate), Frank Griswold. I am happy to note, however, that he has reaffirmed one of the central beliefs of the Christian Church -- the return of Jesus.

Let me take you back to Lambeth Palace, 37 of the 38 Primates of the Anglican Communion had just gathered together and issued a statement saying the consecration of Gene Robinson as a Bishop would "tear the fabric of our Communion at its deepest level and may lead to further division on this and further issues."

Immediately after this statement was issued, Frank Griswold was asked the "Disneyland Question:" "Hey Frank, now that you've just had your butt kicked in front of the world media, what are you going to do next?"

Frank could've been contrite and a servant-leader as Jesus taught, or he could've been belligerent, or he could've just said he was going to Disneyland. But he chose this moment to reaffirm the second coming, that we all look forward to and celebrate during this time of Advent. According to the Washington Times, this was how Frank replied:
"While anything can happen, including the Second Coming, I expect to be in New Hampshire on the second of November," he said. Nov. 2 is the scheduled date for the consecration of Mr. Robinson, a divorced father of two who has lived with his male lover for more than a decade, as the new bishop of New Hampshire.
Okay, so Frankie chose belligerence -- but he also reaffirmed the Second Coming.

It's a start.