"I have also felt very strongly the last several years that the liberal/conservative fight is not going to get us anywhere, and that it is off target. It is a fight over the world that is ending, the modern world and its delineations, not a fight for the place we are going."
- Michelle Hargrave, UM blogger from Minnesota
I agree, and hope that Michelle is correct; the problem is this: how do we stop this fight, solve the impasse, and allow healing? Both sides are so divided...passionately divided...over issues of covenantal faithfulness and sex. I don't think I'm smart enough to come up with the answer.
As we vote this June for those who will represent us at General Conference in 2008, should we be looking for answers? Or should we be looking for grace-filled hearts which are not too affected by political agendas, on the right or on the left?