Many people around the Anglican blogosphere have been talking about the announcement that Pope Benedict is making special provisions for disaffected Anglicans to join the Roman Catholic Church without giving up their entire Anglican liturgical heritage. I’ve decided not to comment, and the always interesting David Keen expresses my reasoning very well:
I may blog at some stage about this weeks Vatican manoeverings. But actually there are far more important things going on in the church, and in the world. In the grand scheme of things, how much does it really matter if a few dozen priests and a few hundred worshippers decide to become semi-detached Roman Catholics? Stick a couple of zeroes on the end if you want, it’s still nowhere near the billions in poverty, the 800 million without clean water, the number of chronically depressed people in the UK right now, or pretty much any other indicator of human need and suffering you choose.
We love the intrigue, I’m not sure God does.