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  • April 1, 2006

    April 1, 2006
    No Fooling

    Had a day of prayer this morning with
    a few Friends of the Consortium. I spoke a bit
    about discerning God’s will–this is for individuals
    but also for groups. A group discernment moving toward consensus
    can be quite different from a democratic election. Group
    discernment, as I understand it, seeks to avoid having
    winners and losers. Rather it emphasizes praying for the guidance of the
    Spirit–and accepting that guidance through the group consensus. It also focuses
    more on the gifts which fulfill the present needs of the community.

    A form of this model has been adopted by the World Council of Churches.
    It will be interesting to see how this will work.

    Drinking coffee as always.