Grateful thanks to each of you who left comments on my last post for your kind words and support and to a couple of you who emailed me privately. I'm very touched and humbled --particularly by the comments from those of you who don't agree with me on all the issues before the PCUSA today--the group Cheesehead called "Flaming Liberals for Grace" (thanks, Cheese!).
I'm sure that I will refer back to these comments from time to time in the next couple of years for reassurance and comfort. I pray that I will prove to be worthy of your confidence and I ask your prayers not only for me, but for the staff and leadership of New Covenant presbytery.