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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Festival: Marching to Zion

I admit that I went looking for a particular theme as I browsed our RGBP network for the Wednesday Festival. Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and that historic march -- along with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech -- has become one of the stories that we remember and retell to give us perspective on this journey toward God's realized kindom.

The March on Washington is like any one of our biblical faith stories that we study, read aloud and sermonize to remind ourselves and our faith communities of what the journey looks like...and where it is going. We share these stories when we feel lost. We sing them when we feel embolded. We question them when we need new vision.

So for our Wednesday Festival, I perused our blogs for journey stories and faith stories and not-sure-where-I'm-going-but-this-moment-holds-me-up stories. Here is a brief sampling (only because my internet browser has crashed twice now amidst posting). If you have a particular story about what sustains your journey, please share in the comments!

  • Following a move, Laura is acclimating to a new space -- such a critical factor in our experience and daily perspective! She reflects on the realization that many of our daily routines function on "autopilot."

  • Returning to photograph the church where she was ordained, Michelle reminds me that the sensory markers along our journeys (not only the stories) become important icons that we revisit as well. 

Blessed walking and marching, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Sharing my own example: The great blue heron has become an important icon and element of my journey; it repeats the story of the Spirit's presence to me with each sighting!


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