Building Gracious Space in the PCUSA: Weeping

In a follow up to my piece on forgiveness, I share with you my experience visiting Marc Benton in York. This was not easy to write. Below is a short excerpt from the piece, which you can find in full on MLP’s website.

Some days have passed since then. As a slow feeler, I needed time to feel the feelings the morning in York broke open in me. Articulating them may be beyond me. What I can tell you is this: I weep.

The full meaning of my time with Marc, I know, will continue to reveal itself overtime, and I hope to write more on it in the future. What I can say now is this: what transpired during my meeting with Marc was holy; it was the formation of a gracious space — something I hope all in our church can find and cultivate as we move forward with discussions of marriage and 14F. I encourage you to give the piece a read and share your thoughts in the comments below or on MLP’s website.

I encourage you also to read the rest of my series on building a gracious space in the PCUSA:

On Forgiveness

On Shared Feelings

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