Friday, 23 October 2009
FiF Conference London
After initial euphoria perhaps not enough space and time for prayer has been possible since Rome opened it's gates of welcome to Anglicans in the recent pronouncements through His Eminence Cardinal Lavada. Every excuse is being rehearsed by some key note speakers before they have even had the grace to wait upon the Magisterium to reveal more detail and to pronounce further as they have promised. No, surely we do not want to be seen to be negotiating and jockeying for positions, certainly not with Rome. This is not Synodical government and absolutely not dealing with the revision committee as though it were on a par with Rome. Oh dear , come on where is our sense of humble submission and obedience to the Apostolic successor of PETER . Wait upon the Lord but also upon the Holy See of Peter as the Vicar of Christ here on earth……please. This is my initial re-action to a much too lengthy and constructed debate at the FiF conference in my view. This of course excludes the measured , humble, accurate and prayerful submissions of Ebbsfleet and Richborough to whom many will be very grateful, even if we do not eventually follow their caravans which I’m sure many of us would want to do if only we could be allowed to. At present we do not know so I pray God for patience, silence and discernment.