Imagine two Presbyterian ministers who typically worship at Episcopal churches when on vacation—or now, who have moved to another state. That’s the church we have been currently attending. My wife and I are discerning (that’s a churchly word for “considering”!) ways in which to be more open to our Episcopalian sisters and brothers. If the way be clear (as Presbyterians would say), perhaps even pursuing ordination.
As we move to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, we are given this reminder: “Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent.”