A Reflection on Communion Life by the Archbishop of Capetown

The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba is the Archbishop of Cape Town in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. He shared a short reflection on what he loves about the Anglican Communion.

“What I love about the Anglican Communion is the way in which, in our relationships with one another and by respecting the dignity of difference, at our best we beautifully reflect the glorious diversity of the children of God across the world. In spite of our often vast differences in human experience and in the environments in which we live, our deep theological heritage, steeped in Scripture and interpreted through reason and tradition, binds us together. Taking the Incarnation seriously, we don’t shy away from the everyday lives of our sisters and brothers, instead rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty for those on the margins, even as we also share the Good News with the wealthy and the privileged. Like any family, we have differences – which we sometimes voice loudly and passionately. But through Communion partnerships and exchange programmes we learn how much we need one another, and we overcome our differences when we respect how our varied societal contexts call for differing pastoral approaches as we give expression to God’s glory through our mission and ministry.”

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