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Ephesians 2: 11-22 speaks of becoming One in Christ.  

11  Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called uncircumcised by those who call themselves the circumcision (that done in the body by the hands of men)—  12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.  13  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.  14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,  15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,  16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.  17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.  19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God's people and members of God's household,  20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.   22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

This scripture seems timely as rhetoric and vitriolic exchanges continue from dissident parishes choosing to leave The Episcopal Church. 

The whole situation saddens me, and now it seems this matter is coming closer to home than we ever thought it might.  The spirited discussion is now escalating within my own family, my extended family, about the schism in our church.  Where I never expected to see or hear of a transformation to tolerance and acceptance, I found it in my Dad.  And now, where I did expect to find it with others in my family, I'm hearing (mostly second-handed I admit) more of that which I'm already reading too much about from Truro and The Falls Church. 

I was taught early on "Charity Begins At Home".  If Paul calls us into a New Commonwealth of Faith, can we be that to one another? 

Chrissie may be right:  Sex will be the only topic safe enough to discuss at holiday table family gatherings - the Church is being quickly tossed into the same bucket with Politics as topics that cannot be spoken of with civility.