Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Let it shine
Representatives of several area churches spoke briefly about about peace and justice for all people regardless of race or creed. They defended immigrants and refuges. "We're all one," said Methodist Bishop Deborah Kiesey. She reminded the crowd that Baby Jesus and his family were refuges when they fled to Egypt to avoid King Herod.
A spokesman for the local Muslim community quoted the poem Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt. In that poem Abou asks to be counted in the book of life as one who loves his fellow man. The evening ended with a candle lighting in the parking lot, a moment of silent prayer for unity and singing the song "This Little Light of Mine."
Funny. It was the shortest day of the year, made even darker by clouds. But the light is beginning to shine.
Posted by Sue Merrell at 12:50 AM