Link This life-long Catholic shares the impact of hearing an Anglican female priest declare, “This is my body”. It is an insight into why women priests and pastors are an important and necessary element of our church future.
Most of us acknowledge that the world church and our LCA are flawed and human institutions. We are capable of sin. A democratic vote, doctrines and documents of union are capable of embodying sin. Our exegesis, hermeneutics, theologians, seminars, Bible studies and conventions are all potentially less than ideal. We are always a journeying people on our way to another time, restorying our faith in a changing culture. We can only do our best with the information we have from day-to-day. We have no other choice. Remaining static is not an option. Some days we will excel in serving Christ, other days we will go in other directions. It should come as no surprise that some of our decisions will need to be revisited in order to be more faithful to the will of God.
May the discussion on women’s ordination at Rochedale, Qld embrace our changing Church and envision the blessings that the sharing of service will bring to us all.
We need to make this call this time around. It will not always be easy, but ministry never has been.