I am pre-scheduling this post, so at the time of writing I have no idea how Synod voted yesterday on the crucial debate about women bishops. I will post my reactions in another post later.
When you read this you will know the outcome, how you feel about it and how others are reacting.
This is a good time to be reminded that one aspect of the fruit of the spirit is 'self-control' - working together with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and humility.
Let us pray for self-control,
that our joy may be in the flourishing of each other and the will of God.
May the God of hope
fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Spirit.
It's the 1th day of the NovemberNovena cycle of prayer for the Church of England General Synod. For an introduction to this see Prayer for General Synod: love and joy. I have posted the prayers plus some Bible verses every day of this so far. Scroll down the blog archive for November in the right hand side bar to see the posts from previous days.
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