Sunday, November 18, 2007

Why oh why once upon a time

Fr. Dwight Longenecker has a great post reminiscing on his time as an Anglican priest during the time the Anglican Communion was debating the issue of womens' ordination. His tale is one which shows how even clear-headed and well-intentioned people can come to different conclusions on even the most important issues. But more than a tale of human travels, it is a story that reminds us that there is, indeed, a reason why God set up His Church as He did. It is indeed a story that feels very similar to when I was trying to decide to which church God was calling me. The papacy is not the crustacean-encrusted boat anchor some would like to call it - it is indeed the very keel that keeps the ship straight and the mast pointing to God.