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Why do so many in the Communion hate TEC?
I need to spend time studying the dynamics of road rage. It seems to be the model many are using for handling conflict in the Anglican Communion: people get so invested in the view from their own vehicle that they forget other vehicles are driven by real human beings like themselves. We in The Episcopal Church have for too long presumed to connect to others in the Anglican Communion by sending money without faces. In a desire not to control how the money is spent, we have often stayed away altogether. No wonder that so few of those to whom we thought we were being supportive, sometimes with sacrificial giving, know us in any respectful way. Money and power are impersonal: by themselves they do not promote solidarity, but resentment. Would resentment of TEC be as common had more of us been in one another's homes across the provinces of the Communion? If we spent a week in the tents of Anglican refugees in Darfur or Kenya, would we ever feel as comfortable again in the luxury of our own homes? Episcopalians wear too much armor. We allow ourselves to show very limited vulnerability, presenting ourselves as sufficient. We should not be surprised that those who disagree with us in the Anglican communion whack away at our metal armor and forget that there are real Christians inside it. No wonder so few of our adversaries put down their swords to rush to aid those in the dioceses of Mississippi and Louisiana. or earlier in Manhattan after 9/11. No wonder the guests from the ACC to the meeting House of Bishops meeting in New Orleans did not think to spend the day with our bishops when they worked on rebuilding homes. Louie Louie Crew, 377 S. Harrison St., 12d, East Orange, NJ 07018. 973-395-1068 http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew P.S. I am happy to report that I was wrong about the guests from the ACC in New Orleans. Some of the ACC guests did spend the day with our bishops -- digging gardens, installing drywall and sweating from the physical labor. Among them were the Most Rev. Barry Morgan (The Archbishop of Wales), Most Rev. Philip Aspinall (Primate of Australia), and Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga (Bishop of Southern Malawi). I rejoice in their co-passion. May their numbers increase. May we all be blessed in bearing one another's burdens.
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