Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Back to the Grind
Well, I came back to the office and got thrown into the currents of life. One person had died during the night, another was having a heart procedure, mid-week worship needs to be planned. And in the midst of all of this, my impending departure lurks in the background.
I keep putting off doing the paperwork for the Episcopal Church. I think I feel that if I put it off, I will not have to leave the Lutherans. But as I read The Lutheran (the magazine of the ELCA), I get the feeling that the Lutheran church is never going to change.
Will I ever find a denomination that I can be an adherent of? I am a universalist and that is not accepted by the Lutherans. But I could not love and follow a God that was not a universal God.
Sometimes I will just sit in my office and have to fight back the tears. I hear people say that the Lutherans are so accepting but I am proof that they are just as judgmental as all the others. It gets despressing.