Last Saturday, March 34, we spent time with our scientist/philosopher in residence Milorad Kojic, continuing with our series, with “Meeting Jesus for the First Time Again: A Felicitous Finding” Several of you asked of him to summarize his talk so we don’t miss the insights. He has done a wonderful job putting it in writing and has also forwarded to me a pdf file of Tolstoy’s short story. I have posted Milorad’s writing on www.CitylightsCommunity.org entitled “A Felicitous Finding” and Tolstoy’s story “The Overthrow of Hell and Its Restoration” on the web. BOTH FANTASTIC READINGS, DON’T MISS!
We had a productive Citylights Family Meeting last week. More about that in the next week’s update.
This coming Saturday, March 31, our guest speaker is the Senior Minister or Riverside Cathedral, Citylights community friend, and always illuminating, Rev. Stephen Phelps taking us along with our series “Meeting Jesus for the First Time Again: A Passion for the Partial.” What might Jesus have thought he was doing on entry into Jerusalem that Palm Sunday? How does the entry into Jerusalem model biblical witness and Christian leadership for all times, more than just as “the Lord’s big entrance”?
Don’t miss April 7, “Easter with Citylights: Being Born Again, and Again.” We ask everyone to bring flowers, like last year, so prepare for the resurrection time!
Great news here! Just to put in your calendar, Rev. Vince Anderson will be joining other legends such as Phillip Glass and Moss Def, performing at BAM on April 19 and 20 as guests of Questlove. More information to follow.
I have registered! Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina is June 21-24 and it is time to meet with our sister communities from all over the country! And it’s time to register! Also subscribe to the updates. This year, we expect 3000 people, twice the size, twice the fun! Go to: www.wildgoosefestival.org Check out the new video! Here is the mission statement which I am proud to have participated in creating over a long walk on the streets of D.C.
The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation. In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps our greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!
Sabbath can’t come too soon,
Samir Selmanovic, Coordinator, Citylights Community