Friday, November 14, 2003
Peace, all. The bishops wrapped up their meeting with a small handful of position statements. A few thoughts on where the bishops might go from here once they get back home to the episcopal mansion. 1. If you have one, why not sell it and give the money to the poor? 2. Rather than load up the travel docket with appearances at this men's group or that women's group (which you should still do) add visits to nursing homes, parish youth groups, rural or inner city churches without a resident priest, the Worker house, and places like that where you're not likely to rub shoulders with donors. People want good leadership if it can be provided. Butleaders need to provide good examples, perhaps inspirational ones. Not every bishop can (or would want to) live an eternal road trip in rectories, sell off excess diocesan property, actively protest abortion or the war, or forgive false accusers. But every bishop should do something. Why not today?