I would love to see it before I retire." He prompted laughter as he added: "Equally, I think the first attempt to do this was in the 10th century." In fact, agreement on the issue would bring to an end one of the longest running controversies in the history of Christianity, dating back to the 2nd century.
Ideally then, my goal should be purity from the sin of lust simultaneously held with true humility. I suppose that I must find other sources to feed my humility.
In truth, there is no lack of sins in my weak and faulty nature, yet none of them seems to carry the same ability to humble me as lust does. Perhaps I dismiss them as ‘minor’ and believe that they do not matter all that much to God?
Purity is a prison-cell door of solid iron that I can never move; and I am locked inside in the darkness.
But You have slipped the key under the door for me.
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The Most Rev Justin Welby said that Anglican leaders would join discussions with other church leaders about the move to fix the date for the first time and put an end to almost 2,000 years of controversy.
Help me Lord, to set down some practical guidelines for my future memory:- There seems to be a definite relationship between these two major and very stubborn sins.
They are related by sharing a common nature – both depending on feeding the ego.
The Archbishop made the surprise announcement at the end of a weeklong meeting of bishops and archbishops from around the world in Canterbury dominated by discussion over deep rifts within the 85 millionstrong Anglican Communion over homosexuality.
He said that the primates of the Anglican Communion had agreed to join talks, initiated by the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, on fixing a date for Easter.
Help me now, O Lord, to set down some thoughts, exercises and practices that You have taught me by various means, and I have tried, with variable success.