Why are liturgical gestures and gift-giving so powerful?
If we look on Anglican divisions and blame only other parties, seeing no good in them and no fault in us, we have not yet come to the fullness of Christian love, repentance, and unity in truth.
Timothy Sedgwick has opened a window and let a breath of fresh air into the current Communion debates. Rather than dismissing the issues at hand, he insists we take advantage of this moment.
By Timothy Sedgwick The crisis confronting the the Anglican Communion is not necessarily a tragic moment of division. It is first of all an opportunity to discern what are the ways to respond to Christ's prayer to follow him faithfully that Christians may be one as he and the Father are one, that the world may believe (John 17:21).
For Justin Welby, if there is a way forward for the Communion, it will be liturgical. The liturgy shows us what togetherness really looks like, how structure may prove fruitful, and why we must be patient.