I had a thought today while reading some of the news around the Catho-sphere. Why are so many of us obsessed and biting our nails when reading about the demise of the Anglican Communion? I read at least something every single day about it. One day they are arguing over gays, the next day they are ready to split about which bishop they follow, and some days are apparently spent in court suing each other over church property.
I have to admit that even I have watched their problems with great interest. Not because I want bad things to happen but because every time they split somehow we perceive that as a chance for them to re-unite with us...or at least part of them.
I do wonder though if sometimes we're paying too much attention to their family fights. It feels like we've got our ears pressed to Canterbury's door in anticipation of something big coming down. I worry though whether or not we always have the best intentions.
To me it seems the best way to come together is through charity and persuasion to the truth of the Church, and not in leaping to the rescue of a few disoriented conservative Anglicans. That sort of conversion might only lead to reversion somewhere down the line. Not as well developed as I would like, but those were my thoughts nonetheless.