In all the brouhaha following the release of the pitiful Around One Table video ... and while many are expressing a preference for the Episcopal Ninjas video ... a member of the HoBD listserv calls our attention to this simple, no-production-values clip of Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori answering one person's question: "Why should I become an Episcopalian?"
A real person answering a real question, with passion and wit.
It reminds me of the joy I felt when Bishop Jefferts Schori was elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. God! How I wish that woman were directing our communication and outreach efforts to the world!
I'm a progressive Episcopalian raised in the South and now (thanks to a job change) living in the conservative Midwest. I worship at Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City. I love the Episcopal Church, which rescued me from a life of wandering meaningless and gave me a way to explore my faith and belief in God.
On any given topic, I am prone to yammer-on way too long. Sometimes I ponder way more than I should.
A blog-friend said that I demonstrate a "muscled love for our Church." I hope I can live up to that.
And right now I'm pondering Blogger's challenge to define myself in 1200 characters.