Friday, February 15, 2008

Saints Wendell and Cindy

Saints Wendell and Cindy
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day yesterday by going to the I Love Mountains Day celebration/protest at our state capitol (Frankfort). It was a very good day with a very good turnout for a very good cause that will unfortunately, probably be ignored by our representatives.

Wendell Berry was there and spoke prophetically, of course, of change. Of making change, whether or not our representatives wanted to disagree with their corporate overseers.

Great stuff.

We attended the protest with our pastor, Cindy, Susan and Maria - all from church - along with 1,000 of our closest friends from the region (and the Clack Mountain String Band and Kentucky's own Randy Wilson provided the soundtrack - gotta give a shout out to them!)

BUT, the highlight of the day was that Cindy, got a chance to talk with Berry beforehand.

Cindy (whose husband, Robert, has some family connections to Berry) introduced herself to Berry and reminded him who she was and our dear St Wendell said to one of his colleagues there, "Oh, this is that radical pastor of that church that's like Jesus: They'll love just about anyone."

How great is that??!!

Cindy'll have to put that on her business cards (if she had business cards ) and the church'll have to put that as a header on our blog.

Short of a pat on the back by Jesus himself, for what higher praise could we ask?


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