Just as the Bible has stories of both David and Haniah using slingshots to kill large Philistines named Goliath, there is a story told about the great Western bishops – all of them – Tuttle, Frensdorff, all the mighty men of old, the purple giants.
It goes like this. A man is looking for Bishop X. He comes across a large hole in the ground. There is a man standing in with his shirt off. He is holding a shovel. The first man says, “I am looking for Bishop X.” The guy in the hole says, “I’m Bishop X.” The first man says, “Well I’ll be. Any church with a bishop like that is a church I’d join.”
The Great Basin Bishops are meeting at the Episcopal Church Center in Salt Lake City. Across the street is huge hole dug by heavy equipment. You see where this is going. I plan to propose that we take our shirts off, stand in the hole, and hold shovels. Could be our one chance at greatness.