A Day in the life of a bishop

I ran across this article from The Guardian: A Working Life, following a busy day in the life of English Bishop Richard Chartres of London (who recently delivered the homily at the Royal Wedding). His day sounds a good deal more full of busy-ness than mine, yet it seems he finds time for extensive reading and reflection. Humbling.

I thought this quote profoundly true, pointing I think to that holy middle ground between liberal, revisionist theology and practice on the one side and "we have to do this because we always have" reflexive and unthinking traditionalism on the other:

"A person with a sense of history and no sense of destiny is no doubt a very boring fellow; a person with a sense of destiny and no sense of history is a very dangerous fellow."

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