While in Peoria, she answered a question that sort of makes Holy Week rather pointless, doesn't it?
In response to a question, Jefferts Schori said that to insist Jesus is the only way to God is to "limit God." She said that God is certainly at work in the lives of people in Jewish and Muslim communities.
"God is, at the very least, a mystery," Jefferts Schori said. "God's intention is for a restored relationship with all humanity. My job is to proclaim the good news of Jesus, but I cannot deny God is not at work in other ways."
This kind of logic is like saying "Yes, I've found the cure for cancer, but if people want to use a different treatment, I can't deny that they could be treated in other ways."
The Presiding Bishop continues to appear to have no deep conviction that Jesus is her savior or an understanding that Jesus said that the only way we can approach God is through Him. God does want to save the world, but it's all through Jesus - our redeemer, the savior of the world - not just bits. How He accomplishes this is an amazing work, but that's what Jesus said. How can she be a bishop of a church, of the Episcopal Church, and not believe it? Did Ridley and Cranmer and Latimer die for nothing? And for that matter, then, why did Jesus die? Who's idea was that?