Thursday, 21 March 2013

Reaction to ++Justin inaugural sermon

Pomp and circumstance
Surprisingly relevant
Hope for the future

A modern priest
Leading the Church of England
And all Anglicans

Called to find a way
Together through big issues
Keeps us relevant

God at the centre
Jesus as the leader
Holy spirit led


Read the actual inaugural sermon by archbishop Justin Welby

This poem is linked up at poets united.


Walt Wojtanik said...

We all need direction, Emma. How we chose our leader determines our path. Your journey sounds like a path well taken! Thank for letting me be inspired.

McGuffy Ann said...

As a Roman Catholic, I greatly respect what you have done here. Peace.

McGuffy Ann said...

P.S. I'm following you.

Kim Nelson said...

Thrilled to read a piece in reaction to the new pontiff. I appreciate the reverence this piece exudes, and the faith that is clearly behind it. Nicely done, Emma!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


I enjoyed the ceremony to elect the new Arch-Bishop, particularly the inclusiveness of all other faiths. A great sign of fellowship for the future.


Mary said...

Sounds like a positive move for your church!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, kiddo. He does seem a wonderful, humble and AWARE pontiff!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful write!

Poet Laundry said...

A most positive and hopeful reaction!

Kerry O'Connor said...


Sharp Little Pencil said...

I was raised American Episcopal, but we were so close to Anglican, all smells and bells. To see the church of my youth come into this schism at first broke my heart - but the reasons for it, for the Episcopals to pull away from hatred, from exclusion, and especially from the condemnation of LGBT sisters, brothers, and others (including allies like me) is productive. I'm now with the United Church of Christ (from the social justice-hewn Congregationalists), and I am praying for ALL to find the faith community that feeds them. Not to back out, but to embrace the new.

Thanks for this lovely poem! In faith and solidarity, Amy