The Anglican Church, finger on the pulse as ever, has chosen this week to follow through on its recent decision to apologise for slavery.
Good to know that today’s modern church is not afraid to take a stand on the controversial topics of the moment.
I understand the logic and the value of this apology, and support it whole-heartedly, of course. As a believer myself, I see the church as an institution standing with one foot in eternity, which gives such statements a resonance beyond the now. There are souls long dead who will take direct and personal comfort from its having been made, or who will at least – from their current timeless perspective - take a charitable view of the intentions of those making it.
But I can’t shake the nagging feeling that there is something else the General Synod could usefully have spent a few minutes on just now…
Joyful crowds greet the news of the Anglican Synod’s timely announcement.