Brilliant N.T. Wright quote

I was reading an article in Newsweek where N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, is interviewed. Along with his responces to questions about the Resurrection of Jesus,the church and even the Qur’an – Bishop Wright was asked about a meeting this summer where …the subject of gay unions and gay clergy will top the agenda. What do you think will happen?

I think it’s going to be messy. It’s already messy. It’s not clear quite what the Lambeth Conference (The Lambeth Conference is held by the global Anglican Church that takes place every ten years at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is the one occasion when all bishops can meet for worship, study and conversation.) could say, let alone is likely to say, that will make things more sharply focused, more wholesome.

This is the task we have been set at the moment, and we have to address it. At the same time, I wish we could prioritize so that we were actually talking about issues of global justice and debt remission and global warming and so on. I mean, there’s something very bizarre about the rich arguing about sex while the poor are clamoring for justice.

That strikes me as an incredibly wise statement that we who follow the way of Jesus should take to heart. Man, to read it alone is very convicting.

“…there’s something very bizarre about the rich arguing about sex while the poor are clamoring for justice.– N. T. Wright

God help us to have the “mind of Christ” in living redemptive lives in our world.

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~ by genelking on April 29, 2008.

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