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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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Closing thoughts

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

I'm back in the Denver airport where I spent my first layover on this adventure, and now my last.

We didn't fully accomplish Christian unity in Crete, or in Chicago. But I will say that each time I meet with these wonderful folks, I am convinced that we need each other. We cannot be not whole without each other, and our dividedness keeps us broken.

Come Holy Spirit!

I look forward to carrying on these conversations in person - hello again, Santa Clara!

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Xanthi said on Oct 19, 2009
Thank you Aimee..for the "journey"..your kindness..your open heart..Love in Christ
Evka G. said on Oct 26, 2009
Thank you, Aimee, I join the thank. I wrote a little report today about our meeting in Evanston and went through your blog to remind me of some of the ideas. Reading your posts I learn many things: how to say in simple way some profound and central ideas running through the ecumenical movement for about 100 years. It's so important to be able to convey those ideas in a language that normal people can understand. And you did such a great job!... and you added your heart to it. That makes it so much more convincing and credible. Yes, we need to be humble, to be open to learn from each other, from the people who are different from us but equally sincere in their belief and endeavor to live life faithful to Christ ... ; yes we need one another. I miss you! And I pray with you: Come Holy Spirit! Love from Chicago from your sister in Christ, Eva
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