WOW!!! The Episcopal Church (yea!!!) has just elected Bishop Michael Curry of NC to be the next Presiding Bishop. He will be the first African-American Presiding Bishop of our Church.
The Guardian has a fine article about Bishop Curry and his election. He sounds as though he is a fine choice. He will be following in the footsteps of Bishop Henry Beard Delaney (you remember, Father of the famous Delaney sisters), the first elected African-American Bishop in the U. S. Episcopal Church, and Bishop Barbara Harris, first female Episcopal Bishop who is also African-American. He also follows trail blazers Bishop Eugene Robinson (first openly gay Bishop) and Bishop Katherine Shori, first female Presiding Bishop.
I'm SURE that Bishop Curry could use any and all prayers and good will. Presiding Bishop is sure to be a challenging position, so let's pray for him to have the grace, strength, wisdom, courage, and astuteness to be a fine First Pastor to the Church.