Goodness comes into the world not so much through organizing the behavior of others, but through individualistic, spontaneous acts of self sacrificial love. --- unnamed Baptist minister
This quote was found in the comment thread for an entry on the blog of The Fall of the Evangelical Nation author Christine Wicker.
What do you think ? It strikes me that a lot of what the "opposition" groups (AAC/ACN/CCP + whatever add'l alphabet soup they use) do revolves around attempts to organize the behavior of others. Their desire for an Anglican Curia, attempts to take over Episcopal Church dioceses and occasional threats to remove same from TEC, their constant haranguing for TEC to "repent." It seems to boil down to "if you won't be good, we'll make you be good!"
I see very little self-sacrificial love in these machinations, and maybe that's a sign. Fruits of the Spirit and all that.
[hat tip to Dan at Culture Choc for the link to Wicker's site]