Thursday, July 8, 2010

how many presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?

Apparently it takes around 500
Presbyterians to change a light bulb!
That's how many votes it took
to begin the process of creating new light
at the 219th General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

A few more than 500 voted to
include the Belhar Confession
in the Book of Confessions.

A few less than 500 voted
on the proposed changes to
our Form of Government
called the FOG report.

Both these issues can
and will create light!

Of course if you know much
about Presbyterians then you
know that the General Assembly
can only begin the process of
changing the light bulb.

After their vote....
Presbytery by Presbytery
across the nation
in the next year
will have to

help twist the bulb in
if we are to have lasting light.

I've asked a friend to get a picture
of herself holding a light bulb
in a prominent General Assembly setting.
She said she would try but it might
prove hard to find a bulb.

Another friend reported
that she opened the door of her
hotel room after hearing a knock.
She opened her door to a man
holding a hand full of fluorescent light bulbs!

The light is beginning to shine
in Minneapolis.

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