Rose-Coloured Spectacles

Susan Russell must be wearing them. Because either she’s got the best “half-full” attitude that I’ve seen in a long time or she’s in complete denial.

Commenting on the recent Living Church report she reckons, on the basis of this statement:

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been allotted two sessions of next month’s primates’ meeting to describe The Episcopal Church’s response to the Windsor Report.


Once again, the speculation-run-rampant prior to the meeting of the primates comes to naught.

Maybe she’s got a point. After all, as she says:

“They’re going to tell her what to do.”
She’s got the floor.

Now, I don’t mean to be rude here but is this has got to be the worst sort of wishful thinking. True, Schori is going to the meeting but she’s going in the same way that a trouble-making pupil goes to the Principal’s office.

She’s going to “describe” TEC’s response to the Windsor Report. Now, I have friends in teaching. They tell me that one of the most entertaining parts of their jobs is hearing the lame excuses that kids will come up with to explain away their obvious misbehaviour. Which means that the bit of the Primates’ meeting that Schori attends should be a hoot. Almost as funny as the time a few years back when Griswold and his mob rolled up to the ACC to explain how ECUSA really were fine and what’s all the fuss about anyway? You knew it was going to be a good time when Grizz opened up with the following collect.

Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ they Son our Saviour. Amen.

How he managed that with a straight face is beyond me.

I wonder what Schori will come up with this time?

But then I thought, I know whats like to want something so bad you genuinely believe the guff that you’re telling people. For the past 2 months the England cricket team have been touring here in Australia. It’s been an unmitigated disaster. We lost the Ashes Test Series 5-0. Now, in the one-day internationals we’re taking a complete hammering. So imagine my laughter when I read the BBC Test Match Special Blog and this quote from a piece by Liam Plunkett, newly back in the team.

…to be honest every time you play against Australia it is like playing in a World Cup final. We go into every game believing we can win and Friday will be no different.


Poor guy – but you’ve got to admire his courage. Maybe he could go along with Schori for support?

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