The Wednesday evening session focused on a time of sharing and listening surrounding the implications of the votes taken yesterday from the Special Report of Former Moderators. Commissioners from the Han-Ca presbyteries returned to participate in this part of the Assembly. The moderator acknowledged the strong feelings felt by many. In prayer, she asked the Holy Spirit for guidance: “Help us to fully surrender our hearts and minds to you, God… That truth may be spoken with courage and in love.”
Commissioners had an opportunity to speak at the microphone and share from their heart, not to make proposals or to debate the issue, but to express their feelings. A wide range of feelings related to the decision were shared, from all points on the spectrum.
Following this, commissioners were able to ask questions and get clarification on the recommendations brought forward and circulated by the Implementation Committee.