General Convention 2018 Days 10 & 11 7/11 & 7/12/18

The last two days of General Convention have been filled with discussion, debate, and voting on multiple resolutions in the House of Deputies. On the 11th, we had three legislative sessions that continued until around 9:30 PM. Today we dealt with many more resolutions, and we were able to finish up our voting at around 6:00 PM.

Tonight we gathered as a General Convention community,and we celebrated our closing Eucharist. It has been an incredible two weeks of fellowship, worship, teaching, and sharing. We have been witnesses of the fervor, excitement, and movement of the spirit found in the Jesus movement in the Episcopal church. We stood in solidarity with immigrants detained in a local center, we gathered as a community in revival, while misguided protesters marched against love outside the arena and yet, we, the Episcopal Church spoke truth in love!  We are living out what it means to care for our sisters and brothers in Christ, all people on the margins, and all of God’s creation .

Tomorrow afternoon, I return home to Southwest Florida. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Episcopal Church as a deputy to convention. It is through this particular service, I long even more for the opportunity, to go back and share with the congregation that I serve, how God is moving this church today.  Jesus said, “Go and make disciples!”  Episcopal Church, let’s go!

Peace,

Fr. Eric

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