I have a sneaky feeling that we may still be a bit too rough in our debates - let us hope that we can learn to be a bit gentler. The more that we do this, the more comfortable we become with each others' passions. The more that we understand each other, the more that we understand the process. We know that there is a natural ebb and flow, squalls and storms, rainbows and sunbursts. It is a kind of faith - faith that if we commit whole-heartedly to this open and inclusive approach we will come to a decision which is embraced by everyone and which works.
Of course it isn't easy - but often the best things aren't. Any victory must by ours rather than yours or mine. It isn't quick - but it is thorough. Michael posted this as part of a longer posting on Facebook ...
It takes patience and goodwill and courage for a group of people truly to reach a shared agreement on a joint decision . . . the very fact of everybody staying in the room yesterday (just!!) gave me reason to believe that these issues will be tackled . . . Unitarianly!!!!
I was moved by Sunday's exchanges and felt sure that, whatever else we are, we are definitely alive and kicking.