It's not about me. It's about not having to be ashamed.
The bees learn where they live by landmarks. If they're moved within their home range, they get confused.
Sometimes there are things worth risking your life for. It was Jesus who said if you want to save your life, you have to lose it.
If indeed this is the work of God... then it's a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing.
There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected.
I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.