There is much to lament in our world, and, if we can learn to lament and then rejoice together, we have an invaluable resource to share. We are learning to lament together, not to dismiss the pains of others, but to hear them and regard them as inseparable from our own. There is no way truly forward except the way we go together.
The relief was visible on their faces the moment The Very Rev. Sam Candler told the bishops that the Deputies had passed the new A068 without amendment. Smiling, Bishop Lee of Chicago remarked, “It turns out conciliarity works.”
Maria Bautista Vargas speaks with The Rev. Canon Kai Ryan, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Texas, about Convention, conversation, and the work of young adults in the Episcopal Church.
At this 79th General Convention, we are having a conversation about our common life of prayer without having done the work to prepare the whole church to have this conversation together.