Last night I attended Faithful Voices in the Public Square, an event sponsored by the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. The Coalition mobilizes religious communities to influence public policy in Minnesota, guided by “God’s vision of the common good as reflected in Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions. Together, we watched Sisters of Selma, a documentary about the (Catholic) Sisters of Carondelet who participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Sr. Barbara Moore, CSJ, who was in Selma, was there last night, sharing memories and urging us to continue advocating for justice. Representatives of the three faiths were also there, along with a woman who has been part of the fourth precinct demonstrations.
The theme was simple: these are my brothers and sisters and I will risk to see that they are treated with dignity.
I was surrounded by people whose deep faith calls them into action to make the world a better place. Such action is sorely needed in our wounded world.
As I go through my day, I watch for moments when the corners of my mouth turn up and my heart lifts. I note these moments of delight in my journal and consider their patterns here.
I encourage you to be on the lookout for your Delight of the Day.