Thursday, March 26, 2009
Good bye Workfest 2009, Hello Workfest 2010
So, what did we get out of Workfest 2009? We had a week of "faithing" together, of seeing love in action. We were servants and we were students. We joined with folks from around the nation and the world to help people in a particular region. We were open to those people changing us.
We got to know one another in a different way and in a different setting. We got to see our faiths in action and our Franciscan values at work. We got to participate in an ecumenical service in which we focused on those things that unite us as we were One Body.
We lived in such a way that others could “See We Were Christians By Our Love “and we celebrated, not tolerated, we celebrated those who were different from us.
We lived in creation while thanking the Creator. We prayed, we sang, we worked, we ate, we laughed, we occasionally were moved to tears and we danced.
So, now what? We take all of this with us, in us. We say "Goodbye Workfest 2009" and prepare to say "Hello Workfest 2010". Some of us will return in various capacities, the Circle is Unbroken.
Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Johnny Cash and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band