General Convention Reflection from Saturday, July 7, 2018
By the Rev. Jennie Anderson
I am here at General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, TX with the team from Vermont. Although I am a second alternate to the delegation and I stand by to attend and resolve on any committee work that the members of the official delegation may not be able to attend, so far all are healthy and hale so that I then get to attend to many other amazing parts of the Convention.
So many inspirational minds and hearts doing the work of love in the world.
In addition to spending time with my esteemed Vermont people, I have been able to see my mentor and friend, the Rev. Bob Tobin and Maureen Tobin who have been my spiritual counsellors and guides since before the mission of love I am currently on was a twinkle. I have been blessed to see the Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle, the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, and the Rev. Naim Ateek. So many inspirational minds and hearts doing the work of love in the world. Spending time with such talented artists has refreshed me just as the Revival Service yesterday suggested that Convention should be all about.
Through having seen so many dear friends and colleagues, I have explored new ministries and old that are going on in Austin, in the broader Episcopal Church and in the world. The services, which last night was full and attended by more than 3,000 people, are amazing and enriching. But most of all, I love to be with the community of folks working so hard to come together and be together so that we may bring the light of Christ’s love out into the world in new, renewed and inspiring ways. I am being refreshed and dipped in God’s love. I am ever so grateful to be here. #GC79
Peace and Love,