Bishop Steve reflections on General Convention

Bishop Steve with the Maine deputies before he presents the 2013-2015 budget to the joint session of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops.

Visit Bishop Steve Lane’s blog, Round Maine with Bishop Lane, at www.roundmaine.org for his reflection on the recent 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.   His tenth GC – eight as a clerical deputy and two as bishop – Bishop Steve has some serious street cred when it comes to this triennial event.  He says, in part:

It’s our belief, some might say, our conceit, that when The Episcopal Church gathers in Convention we gather in the presence of the Holy Spirit, and that our decisions are guided by the Spirit through prayer, worship, discussion and debate. I felt this to be more true at this Convention than I’ve ever experienced before. Amidst all the passion and disagreement there was a palpable sense that we were all trying to discern the truth as the Spirit gave us the light. And because we disagree, and any of us might well be mistaken, we’re learning to hold our “truth” with a bit of humility. We need all the voices among us to approximate God’s truth.

Read it all here.

Coincidentally, the Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, also released a message today on General Convention. Read it here.

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