Thoughts from Eugene Johnston
Random thoughts about General Convention:
We are into our first full day of General Convention and several things have occurred to me:
How friendly everyone is and introduces themselves and their diocese … I for one am not accustomed to being around so many Episcopalians, I suspect everyone else is the same way.
The worship services, so far, have been tremendous with the Presiding Bishop Curry doing the preaching. If you have never heard him, you are in for a treat!
It would be nice to be in two places at once. Between being in the House of Deputies and Legislative Committee Meetings and Hearings, it is impossible to take everything in.
This is pretty much a paperless convention. Bishops, deputies and alternates are given an iPad. All the information about legislation, schedules and elections is in one place.
On the first day I walked five and a half miles … the Austin Convention Center is huge.
When I get lost there is always someone to assist.
Finally, but most important, I have always loved being an Episcopalian and it is an honor and privilege to be part of the delegation from the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.