Just as my grousing was getting serious three really good bits of material got posted in Anglican Blog land.
First, Just Another Black Sheep did a remarkable piece "Decoding This Election: It's All About God, Stupid!" It takes my grousing and gives it voice.
Then over at Episcopal Cafe, where so much of great value is to be found, a sort reflection on brokenness in Communion. The gift of fragmentation by Sam Portaro is a wonderful short read. Sam is a fine writer, a great priest and an old friend.
The Pluralist who speaks, Adrian Worsfold, has become an important part of my daily diet of fine writers. Whenever he takes a day off I feel undernourished (unfortunately it doesn't affect my weight). So his latest, which pokes me a bit about my grousing yesterday, was both food for thought and just a little challenging. Mary Contrary is not quite contrary, but a real reminder that there is no escape from political conversation in our sorts of blogs, that Pluralist Speaks is a political and religious blog (I knew that), and that every blog has to take religious stuff off the shelf and put it in the context of life lived with others...you know, the polis.
And then Susan Russell, who is gifted and spirited both, made my day. As I said yesterday, I loved the poster re "Jesus was an organizer, etc...." even if it wasn't true. So on a post titled, "And there you have it ..." she posted an image that is exactly right. Go over there to see it, and while you are at it put her blog on your bookmarked pages. The picture is of Martin Luther King, Jr, before the massive crowd at the March on Washington. The caption says, "COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, it's nothing compared to being a small-town mayor." Great comment in a whole range of directions.
So thanks to good friends out there in blogland.