It rained steadily today, so no unnecessary walking.

The morning retreat meditation was from John Tarrant, Bishop of South Dakota, speaking on godly leadership in the midst of emotional loss. He was able to draw on his experience working among Native American Episcopalians in his diocese. Some of the stories are heart-breaking. He reminded us of the importance of simply “showing up” where there is suffering, not so much to do as to just be.

After lunch, the Communion Partners bishops met for a couple of hours. We had a great deal to discuss as we attempt to coordinate effective witness to an understanding of Anglican identity that is grounded organically in our tradition.

The evening meeting was an Executive Session … which means I can’t say very much, if anything at all. But you can use your imagination, and surmise that we finally got to what I believe are the actual substantial issues that should have had a lot more time and attention devoted to them than is the case. It lasted 90 minutes, and we adjourned to “hospitality” up in the main lodge.

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