Tomorrow (Wednesday Rome time) will be the last full day of the small groups meeting and then we report back to everyone on Thursday morning. The arguments are very strong as to whether this should be about Doctrine and truth, or about mercy and compassion for those who struggle and for whom life is difficult. Some definitely think that others are doing away with doctrine, which of course we are not. We are saying that the Church needs to be warm and welcoming – showing the mercy and kindness of Jesus. In talking with one bishop this evening he said that we just have to keep talking about the Parable of the weeds and the wheat, and to admit that we are all in this together. Sometimes we are the wheat and sometimes we are the weeds, but whatever happens life will also be full of both. It’s strange, some of the Synod members want to use more Scripture quotes, but it seems that it is only the ones that suit their arguments.
“Let the wheat and the weeds grow together.”
With every blessing