Last night, the Assembly voted to allow an openly gay christian to take up a call to a new ministry. I'm told that debate was respectful and graceful. Of course conversations will continue. There is much more to be considered and worked through in the issues raised by this case. My prayer is that those who feel hurt by the church at this time will remain in love as, together, we continue to experience the extravagant grace of God infusing all our human encounters, enfolding us in love.