Staff at the Al-Ahli hospital, an Anglican ministry located in Gaza City, have maintained around-the-clock care since the beginning of the crisis. They are now calling for help to provide urgent medical services and critical care to those injured, displaced and traumatised in the conflict. Please see below for details on how you can support their work.
Medical supplies, food aid, electrical generators and vital medical equipment are some of the most urgent needs to enable the hospital to continue providing essential care.
I have a question - I'm a new episcopalian, but have been a low church Protestant since birth, basically. I'm in love with someone who is not a Christian, and have struggled with whether or not a romantic relationship is unbiblical. As a priest, what are your thoughts on the matter? Even your personal opinion would mean a lot.
Short answer: your relationship is not unbiblical because your beloved is not a Christian.
Longer Answer: If I were in your position, I might ask myself whether or not we connect on a spiritual level. Do we respect each other’s beliefs and practices? Can we engage each other in conversation and even in some kind of spiritual practice such as prayer/meditation/etc.? Do we help each other to go deeper and be better?
I know many couples who come from very different religious backgrounds, including interfaith marriages. Sure, they’ve had to work at understanding each other on that level, but in that work is a tremendous opportunity for experiencing the kind of relationships we read of time and time again in the Bible.
Every human relationship is made up of two different people, and more important than finding someone like you is finding someone who will know and love you and who you will know and love in return.
It seems to me that a relationship’s fruitfulness depends more on how each person in the couple strives to love the other than it does on any religious or other affiliation.
Good luck to you both!
Pictured: That which separates us from the love of God.
“…neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rules, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Sometimes Paul gets it so right that there is absolutely nothing more one can say.
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