It has been a fairly normal day today for me, usual things done, and some good planning tabled for future use.
However, as the evening is coming to a close, you wonder what has happened today. I’m thinking of the vote in parliament.
As the press have clearly flagged, the vote was never in any real doubt, and they have had to make a story out of the potential division in the Conservative Party, not the gist of the issue.
The decision is a fair reflection of what we think is appropriate as a nation. Our cultural identity, or how we see it, may have changed today.
We, the established church, have been sidelined and exempted. I don’t think that is a defeat. But it is a re-drawing of lines, which we need to incorporate into our dialogue.
I’m not really a political animal, and it’s not a set of perspectives that I engage with with enthusiasm. Does it enable us to recognise more easily who we are and how God’s love empowers us to be those people?
I don’t think it has really asked that question, but has taken a pragmatic step that it is assumed does answer it.
I guess really nothing has changed. God’s light is just as essential to make sense of life. In the person of Jesus.