Monday, January 9, 2017
Facing the Void
The diocese is gearing up to elect a bishop and all the gesturing and posturing associated with electoral synods looms ahead: ach! "whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must be silent."
A fragment from my notebook - a splendid point about the heart of the ordained life from Monica Furlong (though I cannot recall where it came from) - but I doubt whether the synod will come anywhere near that sort of vocational awareness or courage.
Monica Furlong said "I want [the clergy] to be people who dare because they are secure enough in the value of what they are doing to have time to read, to sit and think, and who face the emptiness and possible depression which often attacks people when they do not keep the surface of their mind occupied.."