Monday, July 28, 2008

An amazing vigil service tonight

The room was filled not just with members, but people from all over Knoxville. When the hands went up for who was from other congregations, the huge number of visitor's hands drew applause from the UUers.

The President of the UU Congregation from Boston spoke, the high points being:
  • We may feel anger, but we are also filled with understanding and compassion
  • This will not change who we are and what we believe
  • There is power in the community that has been forged out of this tragedy, and we should not let it go away
The surprise ending? The kids came out to sing "Tomorrow", the song they didn't get to finish in their production.

When you're faced with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say
The sun will come out tomorrow
Tomorrow... you're only a day away.

Thank you Chris, Mitra, Rosemary, and William for filling us with hope on this day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Drevik,

I have read your contributions regularly at knoxviews and your comments at the very frenetic knoxnews comments. Though I do not agree with all your views about local government, it is clear you are an earnest man and thoughtful about your positions.

I only wish you were in my district.

My thoughts are with your congregation at this difficult time.