Episcopal Life Convention Daily
Friday, 7 July 2000  

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Does God delight in you?

In his meditation during the Jubilee morning, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold asked, "Does God delight in you? Have you ever dared to ask the question? Do you ever let God delight in you?''

They're powerful questions. So the Convention Daily asked people during their meditation time, "Does God delight in you?'' Here are their responses:

"I know a terrific challenge for me is to be still and know. There's so many possibilities presenting themselves to me and I'm one of those people who embraces all of the above. So it's a challenge for me to take time and do nothing.''

--- Winnie Crapson, alternate,

"On some level it's the same as God delights in everybody else. I guess I see God sometimes as laughing and sometimes as shaking her head in a loving way. God delights in my listening, I guess my willingness to listen to other children of God. I think God delights in my sense of hope, which is deep.''

--- Jennifer Adams, deputy,
Western Michigan

"I think, first of all, that I know God's delight in me simply because he's created me, for one thing, but even more powerfully because I've taken delight in him and I think he's pleased with that.''

--- The Rev. Robert Eaton, deputy,
San Joaquin

"I think God is with me and in me anytime, everywhere, and so I feel that I have responsibility with him to bring good news for the poor people. The poor people for me are not only the people who need food, clothes, shoes --- it can be people who are poor in spirit, it can be people who don't have peace.''

--- Betty Torres, Episcopal Church Women
national board, Honduras

"By allowing me to look at things through fresh eyes to look at the issues that come before us with a little more clarity. I [watched others' faces] as reflecting the love of Jesus Christ and when you see people in that light it takes on a whole different persona.''

--- Bishop Suffragan Ken Price Jr.,
Southern Ohio

"Just to be able to serve different people --- make your presence known among your fellow parishioners, to help all of our children to be better Christians.''

--- Janet Applegate, Triennial delegate,
Western New York


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