A Time for Silence, A Time to Speak

I cherish quiet and solitude.

Of course, I don’t always want it–I also want to be with Jonathan, daughters and other family including Cocoa, friends, church, neighbors–but I am fed by quiet and solitude.

Hermitage House at Hinton Rural Life Center

That’s why I am so eager to be heading to North Carolina tomorrow for a few days of retreat in a cabin at the Hinton Rural Life Center.

But before I go, I have a few things to do. There is always something to do!

One is to encourage people to sign the Statement of Conscience prepared by People of Faith for Equality in Virginia–a statement outlining support for anti-discrimination policies by our state government. Check it out at www.faith4equalityva.org

Another is to encourage people to come to the statewide rally for non-discrimination on Wednesday, April 21, at 11:00 am at the Bell Tower on the state capitol grounds.

Quiet and solitude are good and necessary things, at least for me. But equally important are speaking up and joining with others to carry the message of justice, liberation, and inclusion.

“For everything there is a season . . . a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:7