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.


The Impala Problem

One of the few creatures on earth that can out-jump Michael Jordon is the Impala. This is an African deer with a supercharged spring. It has a vertical leap of over 10 feet and can broadjump over 30 feet. You would think that the zoos of the world would find it impossible to keep such an animal enclosed. Not so! It's rather easy. Because the experts discovered something about the Impala. It will not jump unless it can see where it is going to land. Therefore, a solid wall even 6 feet tall is a sufficient enclosure.

Lots of Christians have the Impala problem. They won't take a leap in faith unless they have all the answers in advance about where the leap will take them. But God is looking for some bold believers who, even in the face of the unknown, will leap when the Spirit says leap, will fly when the Spirit says fly, will launch when the Spirit says launch, all to the glory of the Lord.
—Bill Bouknight, Collected Sermons

The Diocese of Georgia is meeting in convention all day today in Savannah. During the meeting, King of Peace will be welcomed as a parish of the Diocese. This means that we move from our previous status as a mission, to being recognized as a fully self-supporting congregation of the Diocese. To get to this point took a leap of faith on the part of the Diocese of Georgia and a number of leaps of faith on the part of the congregation of King of Peace. But we still have some spring in our step and are ready to leap again as God calls us to do so to face the years ahead with ever expanding ministry here in Camden County.

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