Get Out of the Box!

In the Anglican church there can be a lot of pressure – for clergy at least – to pick a team; to choose a side in the various divisions into which the church has fractured. That isn’t just the church, of course. This is a whole of society – whole of world – problem. We are always being told to get in our box and stay there. In the church, this is particularly devastating because it goes against our very identity. If we are called to be people who love one another as we have been loved – then how can we refuse to love people who disagree with us – people in some other box? If we are the body of Christ, then how can the body function when the feet refuse to have anything to do with the hands?