Quotes of the Day for 4/27/2012

“We hope for a community of love. Sometimes our understanding of God’s law gets in our way of our understanding of God’s love.”

–GC2012 Secretary Fitzgerald “Gere” Reist

“I want to remind us that we as delegates elect our bishops at jurisdictional and central conferences to lead us. They have come to us since 1968 asking for this position. I was 12 years old when I went to the Uniting Conference, and am now a grandmother. The council now comes to us because of a great sense of urgency for our church.”

–Mary Brooke Casad, Connectional Table president, during debate on the set-aside bishop legislation in the Superintendency Committee.

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