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I was asked yesterday if I have any wisdom on the gut-wrenching turmoil that has erupted with renewed violence in the Middle East in recent weeks.
[The following post originally appeared on the Times Colonist blog “Spiritually Speaking” (http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091/a-boomer-ponders-death-2-1.1267532)]
I remain an Anglican because love never gives up.
I remain an Anglican because I am a failure.
I remain an Anglican because the Anglican Church is a community of Christian faith gathered around a shared desire to open to God.
Twelve years ago I was invited by a local newspaper to write an article explaining “Why I Remain an Anglican.”
(The following piece appeared this morning in the print edition of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper under the title, “As 60 looms, it is time to consider the unknown.”)
In response to yesterday’s “The Essential Task of the Church” post, the question was raised, what kind of conditions are necessary to enable hearts to open.
What is the essential task of the church?