Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


An Ardent Desire

All day today and tomorrow through lunch I will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro, Georgia. They are the church that sponsored me for the ordination process. I will be there as a member of the Commission on Ministry, the group with the Diocese of Georgia that approves persons for ordination. It is a great honor to hear what God has been doing in the lives of the women and men who come before us. In that spirit, I offer this quote from Henri Nouwen:
Frank's ordination at Trinity in 2000It is not enough for the priests and ministers of the future to be moral people, well-trained, eager to help their fellow humans...the central question is, Are the leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God's presence, to listen to God's voice, to look at God's beauty, to touch God's incarnate Word, and to taste fully God's infinite goodness?
I pray for those seeking to respond to the call God has placed on their lives to do, not something higher or better, but to a particular ministry of ordained leadership within the ministry of Christ's Body, the church, which is the work of all the baptized.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

PS: Newly in the archives is Jay Weldon's Pentecost sermon, which he gave at St. Mark's Woodbine: We Need to Be a Little Crazy and my religion column for today's Tribune & Georgian: Consuming God.



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