"He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice,
and to love kindness,
These words have remained in my heart and often come back to me, sometimes as re-assurance as they did on that retreat, sometimes as inspiration and challenge. You don't have to be a Christian to take these words seriously and see their implications for faith in action - how to relate to God and one another as human beings.and to walk humbly with your God? " Micah 6:8
This morning I read the text of a speech given yesterday by Archbishop Eliud Wabukala to the London Leadership Conference of Gafcon (Gafcon stands for Global Anglican Future Conference. The first one was held in Jerusalem in 2008. The next one is planned for 2013. You can read more at the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans website. )
I was encouraged to read the whole speech because at the start Archbishop Eliud Wabukala took Micah 6:8 as his text. This could be worth reading I thought. I was sadly disappointed. I completely failed to see the connection between the Micah text and the way he applies it to "the crisis" in the Anglican Communion. I warm to his passion for evangelism but am concerned about his call for global governance structures in an alternative Anglican Communion. It feels like divisiveness. Members of the FCA (see below) may well have important prophetic messages for the whole Anglican Communion. If they believe that is the case, why withdraw from those structures already in place?
I'm actually rather confused by this. Perhaps someone can help me.