Consequences

If you are looking for a reasoned response to the week’s news out of the Anglican Primates’ “gathering,” I would point you towards my colleagues at the Episcopal Cafe, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, and my own Diocesan Bishop, Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.

Analysis is less my forte than, well, this. “Consequence” may be a two-edged word, I think; that is my reason for optimism: that gospel = good news. For everyone.

A sequence is
a string of things:
numbers, letters, events;
a chain reaction.

Con-sequences are
things that go along
for the ride.

So a hand touches a hot pot:
sequence of cool to hot, flesh to flame:
consequence = pain;

So 2 x 3 = 6;
3 x 6 = 18:
consequence = learning
the times tables;

So love is expanded to
the marriage or minds to which
we dare not admit impediment
(so Shakespeare);

and the consequence?

Love will out, you know;
It is
a simple matter of cause and effect
in the end.

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