Thanks Steven, I do remember you! (And by the way, I changed some of the terminology in my story to avoid people identifying what my denomination is - but maybe I didn't fool ya! ;-)
Anyway, I do appreciate your wise and gentle counsel.
Interestingly, the bishop has presented herself as anything BUT a progressive in this region. The conservatives love her because of her fiery evangelical ways.
Thanks for the reminder to be gentle with all people and to seek reconciliation above all things.