Saturday, May 26, 2007

"live boldly, even daringly" Virginia

"With the sounds of Rolling Thunder motorcycles filling the streets of the nation’s capital in the background, a different sort of roar rolled through the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday when the Rt. Rev. Shannon Sherwood Johnston was consecrated as the bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Virginia."

So writes friend, colleague and missionary to the Sudan the Reverend Lauren Stanley about today's moving event at Washington National Cathedral. Read the whole article here.

Here's more from Lauren about what happened today:
In his sermon, the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta, urged Bishop Johnston to “wear us out! Wear us out with the promise of the resurrection!”

The consecration, Bishop Alexander said, was “an act of faith, a sign of hope, a living reminder of the mission that Jesus Christ has given to the Church. It is an act of faith in God’s confidence in the Church, God’s faith in us to live boldly, perhaps even daringly.”
This day, he said, was a “bold reminder to ourselves and the world that the mission of Jesus continues. We are not prepared to give up, to let up, to hold back or to relax.”

1 comment:

Mike Angell said...

I didn't know you knew Lauren!!! I love Lauren Stanley...she's a good friend from Missionary training and she's taken care of me a lot over the past couple of years.