Saturday, March 17, 2007

this little light of mine...

-Attending the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The ecumenical worship service at Washington National Cathedral was amazing, with bold and prophetic words spoken by many diverse people with diverse stories. Especially moving were the words of a woman who lost her son in Iraq, Rev. Raphael Warnock (the minister at MLK's home church, Ebenezer Baptist) and Rev. Jim Wallis (author of God's Politics).

-Walking to the church for worship, we walked through literally freezing rain and sleet, preparing ourselves for a long and very cold night. As 3,000+ of us stepped out of the church to begin the 3 1/2 mile walk to the White House, it began to snow instead of rain. It was beautiful.

-The tiny light of my little candle among so many others, and the realization that, yes, this one candle makes a difference. It was such a witness to the reconciling love of Jesus Christ to walk past many foreign embassys and wave our candles at people peering out of their windows. They waved back, smiling.

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