I arrived on Tuesday afternoon and checked into my room at the Convention Center Hotel. The Texas deputation gathered with friends to visit and enjoyed pre-dinner fellowship together. The deputation then broke up for different dinners.
There was a great buzz about structure, elections, and resolutions.
A number of our group attended the UBE dinner; which was a wonderful event.
I settled in after making the rounds and seeing friends. Went over email and reviewed my committee information for Wednesday's first meeting.
The Texas deputation is eager for the Rev. Jeff Fisher's hearings this afternoon (4:30 Texas Time) on Wednesday. He and Susan are with us and we are introducing him around.
We are all getting our sea legs. Tomorrow will be a big day and I am already looking forward to gathering with our group in the afternoon in order hear about the days events. Many are still traveling to be with us and I ask your prayers for all of us and for our families that are at home and far away.
Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, D.D.
IX Bishop of Texas
Sent while out of office.
- "Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- "Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer." Oliver Wendell Holmes
- "Perfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others." Kathleen Norris
- "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." John Wesley
- "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." G. K. Chesterton
- "One of our great allies at present is the Church itself. Do not misunderstand me. I do not mean the Church as we see her spread out through all time and space and rooted in eternity, terrible as an army with banners. That, I confess, is a spectacle which makes our boldest tempters uneasy. But fortunately it is quite invisible to these humans." C. S. Lewis
- "When we say, 'I love Jesus, but I hate the Church,' we end up losing not only the Church but Jesus too. The challenge is to forgive the Church. This challenge is especially great because the church seldom asks us for forgiveness." Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey
- "Christians are hard to tolerate; I don't know how Jesus does it." Bono
- "It's too easy to get caught in our little church subcultures, and the result is that the only younger people we might know are Christians who are already inside the church." Dan Kimball