Sunday, 30 September 2012

Waiting impatiently for ABC

The Crown Nominations Commission who were meeting last week to pray and decide upon the next Archbishop of Canterbury (ABC) have said it might take several weeks or months to come to the decision. 

I am waiting impatiently for the news of who the next ABC will be, mostly because the uncertainty isn't great for those inside or outside the Church of England.

I feel slightly disturbed by the delay in fact; it is better than rushing incorrectly forward, but it means that no one has clearly emerged. 

What does that mean? 
Is it a sign that the C of E is in complex times and that maybe one man can't be all things to all people across all nations (unless you're Jesus of course).

Is it a precursor for how difficult a job being ABC will be and therefore how monumental this decision is.

Is it a great blessing that those making the decision with Gods guidance are talking it very seriously and know that it's better to be late and right than early and mistaken.

Who knows; I don't know why I'm trying to fathom it.  I just need to trust and know that this it's how it's meant to be.

But lets keep praying for the Crown Nominations Commission while we wait.

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