do you make of the two passages from Donovan (right). Do
we see here a case of tradition
rising up to confront the future? What similarities and
differences are there with the incident in Syrian
Antioch? Where does this happen
in our own lives, the lives of our churches?
make a contribution to the Forum “Tradition confronts the
Future.” Can you attempt to address how your own
church (local, regional or national, you choose) could or
actually does maintain a balanced dialogue between its own traditions, scripture and the developing culture in which we
are immersed. Then use the link to move on.
He was a pagan the year before I met him,
a Christian a year after I met him, and he should have been a
priest the following year. ... If it would not mean going into
schism, we would ordain him tomorrow. (Donovan p95).
“... What does it mean that we are
baptised? That we can receive eucharist from your hands
any time you choose to visit us? Or does it not mean
that we are a eucharistic people?” Implying, of
course, that they should be able to confect the eucharist
They were right, certainly ...