Monday, May 21, 2012
Long day of travel and meetings. My wake-up call was at 4:30am, for a 6 o'clock departure from Bloomington. Made it to Lake Logan Episcopal Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina around 1pm, local time. Always good to reconnect with colleagues, and the program is usually stimulating. Today was pretty much devoted to "checking in" with one anther in various ways. The Class of 2011 bishops, together with colleagues from Cuba and Tanzania, had a particularly open and rather powerful informal time together this evening, in which there was remarkable agreement around the need to re-center the lives of our churches on the core of the gospel, very traditionally defined. It gave me a great deal of hope and encouragement. I think somebody somewhere might have been praying for us.