Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been on a public relations tour of San Diego and had this to say:
Asked about the literal story of Easter and the Resurrection, Jefferts Schori said, “I think Easter is most profoundly about meaning, not mechanism.”
Every so often we need to remember why the Episcopal Church has fallen into such great distress and division, breaking the hearts of thousands and thousands of Episcopalians and Anglicans around the world. This most recent quote from the Presiding Bishop is another fine example of why we are now in such a theological and structural mess.
What she might as well be saying is that it’s all about the gas – not the car or the plane, but the gas. It’s all about the gas.
Yet, what is the point of gas without a mechanism? Is it not the point of the gas to fuel a car or a plane? Is it not the container, the mechanism, that gives the gas it’s meaning?
For what happens when there is no container, no mechanism to contain the gas?