I always love Anglicans Online's editorial reflections, which post every Sunday. Sometimes I forget to read them. I remembered this week, and all I have to say is
This is not usually my reaction to AO's essays. More often it is a discreet but deep, satisfied murmur of approval.
This time it is a huge letting out of a sigh of happy admiration.
The story begins with the tale of Irina Sendlerowa, about whom I read when she died many weeks ago and about whom some of this blogging community posted. Her face, radiant with goodness, is on the AO page too.
What does Sendlerowa have to do with women in the episcopate? Read and find out.
And this is not happy-clappy mush. There are steely, astutely reasoned arguments in the essay.
Not that there isn't a place for happy-clappy. But this is more: thought and joy, together. AO are always good at that combination, but they have outdone themselves.
Enough ecstasies from me. Go ye and read.
Once the week is over, I'll find the permalink and post it. For now, the essay is on the front page.