The Anglican Primates announced yesterday that there should be no more ordinations of gay Bishops and that the blessing of same sex relationships should not happen.
How are we to proceed in honesty and integrity with such a pronouncement. The decision buys the Anglican communion time together to discern a way forward. Yet how are individual priests and ministers to respond to a genuine request from committed same sex couples for the blessing of God?
Is this not a case of prevenient grace – the grace that God gives when an individual – or couple – moves towards God? How can we deny the blessing of God in such a situation? I am at a loss to answer this. I can only hope that the answer will lie in the experience, if and when it happens!