A lot of thought went into my decision to attend the SOA vigil. I wanted to keep myself and motives in check, I wanted to be spiritually prepared to be fully present at the vigil and not just a tired, over-worked grad student.
The vigil starts in 15 min and I am amazed by the synchronistic events encountered on our long drive down to Georgia that have kept me spiritually in check. Seeing family, sleeping a block away from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, eating one block away from MLK’s grave & Ebenezer Church. I keep reflecting on Thursday’s community commissioning and my Preaching & Worship class in which we practiced communion 4 times (my water communion daisy decorated our van’s dashboard.) Silly of me to think that spiritual preparation for action begins with yourself. Its a ready or not kind of thing. Presente. I’m ready.