"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

21 May 2011

Faithless Heathen Anglicans!!!

Its the end of the world and Mid-Atlantic diocese is electing a new bishop?  Clearly they don't understand that they'll all be raptured up in a few hours and not have the chance for the bishop-elect to so much as pick up a crozier and wave his hands around over confirmands.  Harumph!  Why already, all over the world, 6:00 PM is happening and the only people left to give, surely false, reports that nothing is going on are people like my friend the  Rabbi Down Under, who obviously was not included in the fine print of the Rapture (tm) for being Jewish.

***remove tongue from cheek****

Okay, so the end of the world is coming, but really no one knows when.  All I can tell you in truth is that we're a day closer than we were yesterday.  How or when or even where it all begins, I have no idea.  God seems to tell us on a need-to-know basis and as yet we haven't needed the details.  And it could be that the bishops we elect today have no chance to do bishopy things.  But we are to be good stewards,  expecting Jesus any moment like a theif in the night and preparing to pass the Gospel to the unchurched, undiscipled, and unborn for generations to come.  And so, it seems fitting to me that the diocese of the Mid-Atlantic has elected John Guernsey today to be their bishop.  A faithful man for the day of reckoning and a gentle and wise man for the days until.  

Congratulations bishop John and the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic!   End of the world or not, it is a day worth celebrating.

And really, on the off chance that the lunatics stumbled across something real,  how many people can say they were elected bishop on the last day of the world.    God to the Church. "Last bishop out, please turn off the lights."

1 comment:

  1. You could read Mark Twain on the creation of the house fly. Which proves that our God is a World Class Comedian. Consider this. The tower of Babel worked so well, He went ahead and gave us religious denominations for further confusion and good humor. So when you say "All I can tell you in truth is that we're a day closer than we were yesterday." you can't be sure. Maybe if WE could learn to enjoy the humor of religious denominations with God, we would find our way home a lot easier.