Anglicanism has become factious in the extreme, and one cannot help but wonder if the spirit of Christ-like gratuity, of self-effacement for the sake of the Body, has been quashed by a climate of hyper-self-consciousness.
To speak plainly, no history will make me hate my brother because God nailed his sins next to mine on the Cross. This is not to say that the sins of the slave master and the slave are equal.
Pope Francis’s plea, like the Gospel he proclaims, comes first as a sledgehammer, and then as a balm. The Gospel is the bane of all ideologies.