While we keep watch for the Coming of the Lord, spare a thought for the Anglicans wavering between hope and fear as they ponder what to do with the Pope's generous offer - the very idea makes me wax poetic:
On Tiber’s bank T.A.C.’s cry
Announces that Reunion’s nigh:
Come Anglicans for Hepworth brings
Glad tidings of new Roman things!
Forward in faith run one and all
To answer Vaticana’s call;
Fly Rowan’s C. of E. so frayed
That withers like a flower decayed.
Retain your fair Patrimony
And gain your own new Ordin’ry
Chosen from out the reordain’d
From all fell Articles unchain’d.
Who asked a refuge of the Lord
His Vicar proffers such reward!
Your Latin brush up to peruse
All praise, Pope Benedict, to thee,
Restoring Christian Unity;
Ut unum sint we God implore
In Holy Church for evermore.