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One Church, indivisible: Aimee's blog from Crete

Once every five years or so, a group of about 120 men and women, pastors, laypersons, academics, and church leaders get together to talk about the issues that still divide the churches. It's called the Faith and Order Plenary Commission, and its next meeting will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece, 7-13 October 2009.oac

This year, I've been invited to go. 

And I'm writing a blog.


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Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009

My siblings and I have this joke about getting "hangry" - it's when you get so hungry you get angry.

The meals at this meeting have been at 7:00 - 8:00 a.m., 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. We have tea and coffee breaks at 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., which include little cookies.

I know that we do not live on bread alone, but we do occasionally need a good dose of protein to make it through the day. I brought a stash of granola bars, but those are only getting me so far. All of us have short-shrifted our sleep, and many are also jet-lagged.

And so I wonder: has anyone considered whether the divisions of the church happened among people who really needed a snack? Or a nap?

Comments Comments said on Oct 10, 2009
love this! I live with someone who frequently gets hangry! liked this too:
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