Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A new bishop

A good deal of my prayer time these last few days has been concentrated on our synod's new bishop, the Reverend Kurt F. Kusserow, and the transition that will now occur in the synod office. Synod Assembly was an exciting, but also draining and emotional time. We had a surfeit of good candidates from which to choose for our next bishop. Their speeches and their responses to the questions were excellent. You could almost feel the Holy Spirit pressing down on us and moving amongs us as we discerned what our synod needed in a leader and in which direction we could go. It wore us out, but I imagine that the stress I felt was minuscule compared to that of the candidates who put themselves and their visions for leadership before the assembly so openly.

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