Speculation concerning the upcoming Primates’ Meeting in Dar es Salaam is running rampant — which is almost as dangerous as running with scissors. Rampancy is best suited as a standing posture, as it is difficult to run with arms raised in a threatening manner. Like most postures, it looks sillier the longer it is held.
The speculations range (to continue the geographcial metaphor) from Armageddon to Grovers Corners as to whether this will be decisive and divisive, or cogent and coherent.
All I can say is, I only just now realized how much the Anglican Communion “Compassrose” resembles a roulette wheel. Round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows.
Rather than adding my own spin to this particular wheel, I will rather pray for the players in this serious game. Most especially for our Primate, and for those to whom she speaks — that ears, minds, and hearts may be open, and the tedious postures of rampancy set aside, as all sit together — or better yet, kneel together at the table of the One who told us not to judge, but to love one another.
Tobias Haller BSG