Things that Abide

At the end of Holy Week, on Good Friday, in anticipation of Easter, it may be useful for us Episcopalians to remind ourselves of the important things. The important things are the ultimate things: truth and beauty and goodness, life now and life in eternity. As the philosophers used to say, “God, freedom and immortality”–the questions that never can be fully answered.

As the events we commemorate at this time of year force us to consider all these issues, they also remind us that church organization and politics, in comparison, hardly matter. Ecclesiastical matters are among the things that are passing away; now is the time for us to hold fast to those things that abide. Jesus lives. —J. Douglas Ousley

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