Throughout our time here in the ACK guesthouse we have had the company of a number of bishops from around the world. However on Tuesday night we ate our supper surrounded by bishops, it was quite amusing and we debated about the possible collective noun for a group of them….
On a more serious note, the bishops had all been here in Nairobi for the funeral of Grace Wambua, the manager of the guest-house who was brutally murdered ten days ago. The Anglican Communion here in Kenya and in Africa as a whole has been rocked by this news and messages of comfort and condolence have also been received from all over the world. Many people visiting Kenya on church and humanitarian business have stayed here at the guesthouse and benefitted from the fruit of Grace’s labours. Her memorial service was very moving and highlighted a life cut short by someone else’s brokenness:
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
At times like these, we become aware again of what truly unites us with one another.