I am little older than the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. As a priest myself, I know how difficult it is to lead a faithful community through change. This past year has drawn my attention to the fact that changing social practices is hard work. Often, theology develops around social practices, rooting them even more deeply in our common life.
In preparation for All Saints’ Day (November 1), I took a few minutes to get to know people from the history of the Episcopal Church whose names were unfamiliar to me. All Saints’ Day consists of remembering the faithful who have gone before us. We remember them because they remind us of the greatness of God; they have demonstrated through their lives what it means to love God with all your being and to love your neighbor as yourself.Source link