Comments: Church of England to have women bishops

“we will not let go until you have blessed us.”

What does that even mean?

That if people choose to walk out of the CofE over this, they will be restrained and prevented from leaving until they have blessed the thing they are walking away from? Isn't that creepy, co-ercive and a little bit unhinged?

Posted by Interested Observer at Monday, 14 July 2014 at 11:14pm BST

TBTG! "This is the LORD's doing, and it is glorious in our eyes!" Alleluia! :-D

...and may God grant reconciliation (w/ those not singing 'Alleluia'), in God's Good Time.

Posted by JCF at Monday, 14 July 2014 at 11:34pm BST

IO - it's a reference to wrestling Jacob - Gen:32
Jacob wounded but richer for the experience was asked to bless his adversary before they went their separate ways. It's quite apposite I think.

Posted by Disgraced at Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 2:28am BST

"asked" I get.

"not let until" is rather stronger, though.

Posted by Interested Observer at Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 7:48am BST

Other way round Disgraced. It was the angel/angel of the LORD/the LORD(?) whom Jacob held onto and wouldn't let go of until the angel// had blessed him.

Posted by Alastair Newman at Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 9:52am BST

My soul magnifies the Lord - because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden! Alleluia!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 1:56am BST
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