I guess it is easy to get frustrated with our Church leaders when we hear in the media of yet more rifts about substantial issues such as Women Bishops. However, if we pause and reflect a little perhaps we should give thanks for the way in which these deep and important debates are managed. There is the emphasis on listening to others at length and the desire to try to achieve broad consensus. Important decisions are not taken rashly but in a atmostphere of reflection and calm (for the most part). When viewed from this perspective I feel much more positive about our leaders.