On Sunday, Aug 24th, Eric and I went to the Interfaith Gathering in what I call “Suzi’s Spiritual Sunday”. It started out with a great procession. Highlights for me were:
Richard Smallwood & Vision – really lit it up during the event. I’m working on getting the video uploaded – but didn’t have time last night to do it. Amazing energy.
All were inspiring speakers, but the ones who spoke to me most deeply were:
Bishop Charles Blake – He spoke directly to the need to invest early in children so that we don’t have to invest more when they grow up. His speech was amazing about the danger of the chasm between the haves and have nots grow. “every child has equal value”. He shared that he’s a “pro-life democrat” – but then shared that there’s more that the Democrats have that align to support people. Specifically – he shared that there are those who loudly proclaim their support of the unborn babies – but then abandon those who are born. Big ovation at that. He finished with citing the dropping of the baton by the Olympic relay and said that we should not drop the baton on our children.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb – talked about loving thy neighbor – finished with an amazing quote from Rabbi Abraham Cook talking about a leader not succumbing or trying to match evil, but using light to dispel the evil. <in search of that quote still>.