This morning we are going to discussing hot potatoes (you can look them up if you wish). There are strong feelings on both sides. Two of our largest church pastors are proposing an amendment to our church's stance on homosexuality. Their intent is to acknowledge hurt and division while keeping our church's stance. Some will think it is watering down what we have. Others think it doesn't go far enough. And of course, the press is showing up today in droves.
As I walked to the convention center this morning, there were a lot of "huddles" out in the hallway. Some were strategizing, and some were informing each other. I saw the Divine in that some were praying - which is, of course, where the conversation always needs to start. Always.
We talk a lot, O Lord.We talk and twitter and blog about others,we talk in derision of those we don't like,we talk in fear about those we don't know.Remind us that we can be faithful and true to you,our beliefs, our doctrine, and our theologywithout pointing out the speck in another's eye.Remind us how the logs in our own eyesblind us to seeing you, your truth, and your peopleas the children of God that they are.We disagree O God. Help us to disagree agreeably.Forgive us, O Lord.In Jesus' name. Amen.