There have been all sorts of developments in Anglicanland of late. Yet today, all of them seem to pale in importance.
We were scheduled to do two baptisms on Easter Day. Now it will only be one. The other child died suddenly yesterday afternoon.
The mother is blaming herself, wondering what could she have done differently. This is natural, I suspect, but ultimately it was not her fault.
The funeral is scheduled for Friday. As a community, we will have to acknowledge a tragedy that is, for most of us, incomprehensible. Yet at the same time, we must proclaim the resurrection hope.
In the midst of this, international machinations to split the Anglican Communion seem like a tawdry sideshow.
Pray for little Xavier and his parents.
And if anyone more experienced in this particular sort of funeral has any suggestions, please feel free to comment.