Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A Grand Opportunity
A first tonight, gentle readers. I am going to the session of New Church with a proposal they are going to dislike, which is going to make them uncomfortable, which some will reject as political, and which they will most likely vote down.
I see this as a grand opportunity.
If they say "no" (and I am fully prepared for them to do so) I want to affirm them in the office to which they have been called. I want to say, "This is your area of expertise, and this is your right and obligation, to decide as the Spirit moves you." I also want to say, "We can disagree without being disagreeable. This is what happens in community. Let's handle it well!"
If they say "yes" (highly unlikely, given early comments on the proposal which I sent around via email to give them the 'heads up') I want to be sure they're not doing something they don't really want to do simply because they like me, and don't want to hurt my feelings.
Prayers appreciated! 7 PM, EST.