I want to describe how I understand our vocation as the Communion Partners. We, of course, fall short of this vision in many ways. Nor do we claim that these attributes are ours alone. My account prescinds from strategic or legislative questions. Relationships require an empathetic hearing of how people understand themselves, what the Germans call Verstehen. To that end I offer, in seven themes, our self-understanding.
George Sumner. Living Church. 23 November 2020