Being right about everything all the time is a burden. It's a burden I carry with great humility and grace. Like Saint Paul, I am not a boastful person. But, also like Saint Paul, I am always willing to take every opportunity to point out to those I serve, all the things I could boast about if I was a boastful person.
Today I have such an opportunity as I have just received a Facebook nudge from a good friend of mine from the Diocese of Wenchoster, drawing my attention to a new petition that has been posted on the CHANGE.ORG website. This, sure to be universally approved, petition is addressed to "The Crown Nominations Commission and Britain’s Prime Minister" and it demands "That Geraldine Granger be appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by the Queen."
This is not just a bit of fun. There are some very serious reasons given for the rightness of Geraldine's preferment. The following is a quote from the organisers:
"The time has come to move from bearded and bushy to the "babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom". Bring back joy and laughter to being a Christian - no no no no no no yes?!"
Now, if this is not OCICBW...'s Babelicious Bishops campaign made manifest I am a monkey's uncle.
Oh, I took such stick when I launched the Babelicious Bishops campaign almost six years ago now. I was even accused of sexism and poor taste. But I was always certain that what the people of God really wanted was something gorgeous to look at when the bishop visited their parish as opposed to having to stare at someone who reminds them of their slightly crazy maths teacher from back when they were in senior school.
Yes, my friends, we are entering a new age, the Age of Aquarius, in which looking good and wearing immaculately applied make up will be the new religion. Let the sun shine in!