7.7.08

Elaine Storkey - wise and fair

We are called to do something unique, exciting and wonderful. We are called to welcome, celebrate, honour and rejoice and convey our enormous thanks to those women who have been a role model to all of us, have led people to Christ, have in every way modelled something very exciting about the service of our Lord.' We must not lose the 'excitement' of the 'sheer emancipation, the release' that the Church can celebrate. But the church is also called to honour the diversity, those who 'do not feel this is where God is leading the Church.' That sense of 'lament' must also be shared. 'This is the most difficult task among us.' Divorce was not inevitable, she said. This was a message that needed to be shared with the rest of society.

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