At last we have come to the end of a process leading logically from
having women as priests to having women bishops as well.
It remains to be seen as to whether the process will hold. The signs are that all will be well and we can get on with our
job as the established church here in England.
Be warned, however. There are those whose prime mind-set is not that of "Love God and love
your neighbour" as prescribed by Jesus, but a this-worldly prejudice derived from tradition, a particular reading of scripture
or militant feminism and political correctness as they see it.
Despite the safeguards to ensure fair treatment of minorities, these group and individuals
will lurk, coming out from their hiding places to cause havoc, misunderstanding and pain at a local level as well as nationally.
Beware, therefore, and keeping
praying that the new legislation and its various safeguards will enable us to move forward to serve our nation as its Catholic
and Reformed established church!