Madame: Thank you for your letter. I too am often inclined to wonder whether our esteemed bishops, especially those in England who spend vast sums on their palatial homes by raiding the funds for church work, mighn't do more good if they were to know more often and first hand, about the real troubles and lives of actual living Christians. Perhaps we could all recommend at our respective synods, a new program, called, a week without a bishop, wherein a select group of bishops lay down their crooks and walk the paths of their sheep.
Genetlemen: Thank you for writing and for your concerns for my well being. I note they are rooted in our baptismal vows. I too have noted with growing dismay at various places the failure to abide by the vows we have taken, which require us to "proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ," to "seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself," and to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." Alas, as you note, I am a sinner, and often fall short of these words. But with the help of the Church and of the Lord Jesus Christ, who has called me to Him and whom I acknowledge as Savior, and in whose grace and love I put my entire trust, I continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers. Indeed, were it not for this Church and the grace of God, I have no doubt I would be lost. I take it you may feel likewise; therefore so that we may one day share our circumstances and thereby strengthen each other in our faith and prayers, I hope we may one day meet. If not in this life, then in the world to come, where He will have gathered to Himself all who have proclaimed His Name. Yours, The AoM
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Sir: I am quite happy to note your site and to recommend it to others. Grace and peace in the Name of the Lord. Yours, The AoM