by Audrey Theodosia Bryant
from Signs of the Times No. 29 - Apr 2008
Oh Lambeth, lovely Lambeth, I want to go to Lambeth,
To hear the talk and walk the walk
And listen and be heard;
But who'll be there at Lambeth?
Will they be fair at Lambeth?
And who will come to quarrel with the word?
We have so many languages and not just spoken languages,
The languages of thought and deed
And body language too,
The nuance in the deference
Which makes a lot of difference
In how you take to me and I to you.
As Christians we all love us, everyone will love us,
And be open to our differences
Or else we won't be there.
We pray that they will see the light
And come to know that we are right
And heal the diversity we share.
And one and all bless Rowan in his thankless role of goin'
To referee the holy struggle to
Come to some accord.
Developing a vision
Is a sort of evolution
(Darn! Shouldn't use that damned divisive word).