Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm Home

I'm home, but I am NOT feeling relaxed and refreshed. I came home to my son who had broke out with Scarlet fever, strep, and impetigo while I was gone. Yeah, I'm experiencing a wee bit of mommy guilt here!

The conference was good and I did, indeed, enjoy having some time to myself. However, I have come home feeling quite depressed about the state of the PC(USA). All of this is beginning to hit close to home. I was informed yesterday that one of our "big steeple" church's leadership has submitted an overture to our Presbytery to require us to "strictly enforce G-6.0106b," which is the anti-LGBT ordination language in our constitution. So, I have a big fight at next month's Presbytery meeting to look forward to!

Honestly, I sometimes wonder if the most faithful response at this point wouldn't be to just split amicably and get about the business of ministry. What would be the best witness to the world? I just don't know. I just know that I'm weary of the fighting.

4 comments:

Devra said...

Often we feel there is a price that must be paid for us taking just a moment for ourselves, but why not absolve yourself of your mommy guilt by reframing and considering that your husband now has successfully mastered a sick kid in your absence! I bet "The time mom was at a conference and dad took care of me." will be a wonderful story of survival some day!

Mrs. M said...

ECUSA, and tired of the fighting, too. Although, having said that, what renews my strength is that sometimes a debate will bring things into the open that haven't gotten the attention they deserve. I have too many GLBT friends who feel unwelcome in the community of the faithful.

Alex said...

It is a RULE that someone has to get sick when Mommy goes out of town. I went to week 2 of PCUSA Interim training a couple of weeks ago and my youngest broke out in some wicked hives for Daddy. Sigh.

Deb said...

Gee, I am glad I am not the only one who hears the litany of Dad-complaints or while-you-were-out issues...

Stay strong in HIS call on your life!

Deb