Then I also noticed that while we have embraced a wide authority for the selection of adult humans for the episcopacy, we have remained undiscerning about the potential call of a certain minority of person. We have not ordained to the episcopacy any "little people." I mean there are many very talented, intelligent, creative people whose stature is really small and even now have television reality shows. Why not the episcopacy?
Imagine. . . in procession at your parish church or diocesan convention, seeing a miter processing, gliding up and up the isle, three or so feet high of erect, splendid, gleaming gold pointed hat as tall as its occupant. . How fascinating to see the garb of episcopal office so revered that the humility of the human would not take away from the glory of the regalia! Small people are the next evolution of the episcopacy, I submit, where form fully supersedes function. Really little people are on the march, I believe, called to give proper perspective to our church, maturing, evolving smaller and looking more splendid all the time.
Besides, is there not a simple justice issue involved? While we can claim to represent all people, is it not fair and just, as we have with other gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnic folk to let our little people establish their place, however, modest on the seat of the episcopal throne whilst clutching fast a great large bulbous staff and topped off with miter? This is my diminutive proposal. Little people for bishop.