Reflections
January 27, 2019, 3:00 PM

2019 Unity Breakfast and Freedom March



How it was on January 21:

It was a frigid and grey beginning to Monday morning at 6:00 AM but my spirits rose as I saw a stream of cars pulling into the Rupp parking lot and folks walking to the arena. As it turned out there were 1,100 people at the UNITY breakfast. Our table of 8 included Bp Mark and Helen, Canon Elise and several from Good Shepherd. The program was good and inspiring and the music heartening. The theme of this year's breakfast was UNITY: The Promise of Hope. The winner of the essay contest was a middle-school young man who said "Division and violence make no sense to me. What does make sense is to Honor the Other in Peaceful Equality. HOPE." Wow! A motto to remember and live into.

The sun shone brightly as we gathered for the Freedom March. The Episcopal banner and folks were thirty-third in the line-up and we moved into the bright sunny morning along the route planned. More people found us and joined in warming up (well, at least I did . . . had to take my scarf off and open the top button of my coat. Maybe that's the Minnesota in me!) as we marched along with at least 1,000 others. It was a great morning: a reminder of how far we have come and how much there is yet to do. 

Marcia+