Posted by: Postordinandy | July 14, 2014

Synod 14.7.14

And so the oil tanker turns,

The hierarchy no longer gender-bound,

(Although the feminine mitres will not be worn proud as yet).

Some will weep quietly in the shadows:

The weary tears of those who never hoped (or feared) the day would come,

Even as choirs lift ‘hallelujah’ to the throne room.

Division remains, and also

The challenge to step forward in mutual respect,

Through paths littered with crumpled verses of scripture,

Soaked in the colours of cultural reservations and desires.

Step lightly,

Step lightly but with great resolve,

Your tattered silken gown clung tight around you.

For there is always more that unites than dissects the Bride,

As persistently aggressive the heart-felt moral call for Biblical Living may be,

Biblical Loving will yet be the sign of the Kingdom.

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