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Two weeks after the Anglican Massacre.
The Christianities are still reeling from the Anglican Massacre. Nearly 100 people dead with the bombing of the Cathedral, the more tragic response though for the branch of the Tree of Christ, is that the Anglican Church in Canada announced the dissolution of and the sale of properties of the Diocese, leaving the parishners of this church in a sea of grief and trauma that my former employer in the Roman Catholic Diocese was more than willing to sweep in and pick up converts to show a healthy growth this quarter.
The hot water of the shower hit my face and cleanly shaved head, running down. First time that I was thinking with a clear head since that night when we failed to save lives, but we succeeded in catching the killer, Dwayne Douglas an elder in a congregation that voted on whether or not individuals were “Christian” enough to join their churches. He played holy well, and no one realized the socio path they had allowed to climb the ranks of the lay leadership of their church. Although the cult like status this congregation afforded their pastor was creepy and actually at the announcement of the killer being from there, a member contacted Bronwyn to disclose that she was concerned about other illegal activities as the pastor had convinced her to leave her husband that the church saw as a heretic.
The police are following up, because the Holy knows Sherwood does not need a Jonestown or Branch Davidian. But it has revealed that there is something missing within the divided soul that is the religious landscape of Sherwood. I feel the Holy Mystery speaking to me as St. Francis heard from the Cosmic Christ in the chapel of San Damiano.
Stepping out of the shower and into jeans and a superman t-shirt I step into the living room. Bronwyn is just completing her yoga, she is beautiful and oh so patient. “It’s time B.”
She stops mid pose of the crane, and straightens. She looks at me. “B, you haven’t called me that since college.” The corners of her mouth are turning up oh so slightly. “What is going through that mind of yours?”
I pick up the cordless phone and dial a number from memory. “Lao, meet me at the ruins, drop Tariq a line as well.”
I think Bronwyn just squealed. But she is attempting to look composed. Almost eight months since power hungry men abusing the name of God to get more power stole my soul from me it is time to reclaim it. “You’re going back?”
“Going forward.” I don’t know what seizes me but next thing I know the phone hits the laminate and she is in my arms, our lips meet. “I Love you.”
The transformational love of the Holy Mystery that exists within all of creation, and all of creation exists within (panentheism) is what this city needs, a surrendering of labels, and an embracing of compassion. No longer Muslim, Buddhist or Christian or any other designation…we are all human, learning and living compassionate lives… discovering that the bedrock is not to be loved, or simply love, but to be an action verb to seek out TO Love.
That is the call of the Holy Mystery after this carnage, that microcosmically reflects our current world, yet we are all called to this idea to live out actively loving one another.
This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.
Recorded and reported according to the Community of the Apostle John in the Gospel that bears his name 15:12
A New Adventure Begins?
- Fall Out Chapter Four (tyragan.wordpress.com)
- Commentary On The Gospel Of Mark Chapter 3:34-35 (studyoftheword.com)
- Gay Bishop: Anglican Church in Nigeria threatens to breakaway (vanguardngr.com)
- Fall Out Chapter Three (tyragan.wordpress.com)
- Commentary On The Gospel Of Mark Chapter 3:20-21 (studyoftheword.com)
- A Reflection on a statement of Faith & Doctrine (tyragan.wordpress.com)
- Blessings endorsed for gay, lesbian couples at Island Anglican parishes (timescolonist.com)
- Fall Out Chapter One (tyragan.wordpress.com)
- Breaking => British State Anglicans Preparing For Mass Defection To Roman Catholic Church (politicalvelcraft.org)
- Anglican Church in North America College of Bishops Meet (frstephensmuts.wordpress.com)