Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Millennium Development Goals

We received a special mailing of Episcopal Life today devoted to the Episcopal Church's Millenium Development Goals. It gave me pause to think that we as a church are still trying to help the sick, the poor, the uneducated, the homeless, the widows and the children of the world as well as the environment. All this in the midst of the hullaballou surrounding Gene Robinson and Katharine Jefferts Shori. It's nice to realize that at least some people in the church remember what our mission as Christians is. Some people get so caught up in the politics and job of being the orthodoxy police that they forget that our mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for the widows and orphans, to be good stewards of our created world, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Let's leave the name calling and the judgement to God.

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