Friday, June 22, 2007
Our Kate in God's country...
This last week, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, visited the Diocese of Kansas. According to the Episcopal Life article, she visited 14 churches in 4 days, saw the destruction of homes by forces of nature, and found the love of God everywhere she went in the people she met and the places she visited. I see a lot in this picture, and its not simply of a woman in a field of golden wheat either...it is so much more. Can you see what I see?
Here are some of the things she said while in Kansas. So much truth in so few words. If only our common life were so simple...it can be if we try.
"I see health in our churches where people are loving God and loving their neighbors," she said.
Her face lit up when she talked about evangelism and the many opportunities for work in the community. "What has God given you," she asked, "and what in you can give back to the community?"
She was asked of her dream for the Episcopal Church. "To restore all people to unity with God in Christ," she cited from the Book of Common Prayer. "My dream for the Episcopal Church is that we would be a shining example of this to the world."
You can read the rest of the article here.
The photo was taken of Our Kate in a beautiful field of wheat by none other than Richard Schori.