As we welcome various pre-Lambeth bishops around the province, a helpful reminder from Timothy Radcliffe’s What’s the Point of Being a Chistian:
‘The Church exists to gather people so that we may rejoice together. Herbert McCabe OP writes that
we express our joy in bodily signs, by dancing, singing, or laughing. We shout for joy, or hug each other, or turn cart-wheels. Just how we express our happiness will of course depend on what country we live in and the local customs and traditions. In parts of Africa you would express it in highly sophisticated and formalized dance. In parts of British suburbia, I believe they manage it with a slight twitch of the upper lip.’
inner quot., God, Christ and Us.