Rogation reminds us that these places that grab hold of our deep affections need to be baptized and to become, if only for those who live there, a little Eden where God still enjoys strolling in the cool of the evening.
We bear the weight that surrounds us in the daily trappings of life: waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, working, concerning oneself with the plight of one's neighbor. These things are a joy at times, but at others they sit heavily across the shoulders.
Reading Stanley Hauerwas for the first time was a bit like drinking from a new well only to find that the water tastes much the same as the old one. That analogy might almost be a definition of orthodoxy.
Bishop Dan Martins writes at Confessions of a Carioca regarding ecclesial conflict, rupture, and reconciliation:
I am also resolutely a member of the Episcopal Church, and by the providential sufferance of Alm... Read More...