This week the primates of the Anglican Communion meet to discuss the future shape of our communion. The person at the focal point of the conflict is the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (USA), Katherine Jefferts Schori. Certain Primates don’ t think she should be there. They threatened to stay away if she was invited, and now say they won’t receive communion if she is there. There is some suggestion that they hope she will yet be silenced at the meeting.
Faced with this stress, +Schori was asked how she would fare if certain primates walked out on her. Her response? ‘Life is too short to get too flustered.’
Good luck to her. She deserves our prayers.