loving and serving,….despite

“I love our church and never will I depart from it. I’ve been frustrated by the structures of the church, angered sometimes by her policies and sometimes uninspired by her worship. And in spite of that, I live her, because through her, because through her the living God has made himself known to me! I know her, because her way of doing theology appeals to me, I love her, in spite of her deficiencies for no church is perfect or infallible. She is my home and I will gladly die in her.”

Former Archbishop, George Carey
Conference Talk, Harrogate, September 1997