Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Here's to you Sentamu

I love this guy - He is a big black bold African living in genteel York and was voted Yorkshireman of the Year in 2007. He pleaded for peace in the Middle East by fasting and living in a tent in his own Cathedral and then jumped out a plane to raise money for soldiers injured in Afghanistan . He is Bishop #2 in the CofE yet he cut up his dog collar on live TV and refuses to wear it till Mugabe is gone.

At the weekend he gave a great address just ahead of the Women Bishops debate / Homosexuality debate at the General Synod in York. His central message -
"Our call is to reach out to our neighbours with God's message of love in Jesus Christ. To be a servant in the Church of God, you too are volunteered. The call is addressed to people who are not expecting to be invited – and not those who have become their own good cause!"

To read more click hear - http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/7448

And lets pray that the guys in York decide to focus out not in.

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