9/25/2009

Now it is Canon Susan Russell

Congratulations to The Rev. Susan Russell, now to be made a Canon in the Diocese of Los Angeles. She is amazingly focused and clear, an advocate in the most holy sense of the word, and able to craft the talking point and personal witness to its heights. The honor is a "working" honor, for she continues to be a clear voice for full inclusion in the church.

The Pluralist posted a sketch of Susan Russell, Elizabeth Kaeton and Mark Harris which does none of us much honor re looks, but is none the less delightful. There was no caption, but maybe there is one for the moment: Two Canons and a Big Gun.

At any rate, kudos to Susan. The honors she receives are on the one hand confirmation of her great work. On the other hand they are mere shadows of that work, a work of love grounded in faith. The work itself is the honor, and the honor is all ours.

5 comments:

  1. Aren't you the sweetest thing? Thanks for this, Mark! The honor of doing this work with colleagues like you is truly in the "infinitely more than we can ask or imagine" category!

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  2. Congratulations to Susan! An honor well-deserved, indeed!

    Mark, the sketch is, after all, a caricature! I wear mine proudly as my avatar. Mark my words, one day Pluralist will be famous.

    As to your caption - well, I don't know what to say. I'll leave it to others to weigh in.

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  3. Honours?

    I'm sorry, but PAH!!!

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  4. Congratulations, Susan. Your tireless work for the inclusion of all in the good news is reminiscent of the best of apostles.

    Marilyn

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