September 28, 2012
It was cold and sunny at Ground Zero at about 11 am when I showed up. I brought my youngest daughter with me in a stroller. She was very good -- she did not fuss for a whole hour as I walked back and forth on Bank Street.
The Proclamation of the Word began with the story of the death of Jacob, and how his sons were afraid of Joseph's reaction once he was dead. They were afraid that Joseph would take revenge for the evil done to them. But Joseph said he would not. He said that all was done so that greater good would come about. So he forgave his brothers.
A message of hope to post-abortive women: that even though an evil was committed, there is forgiveness.
There was also the story of how Pharaoh tried to kill all the Hebrew male infants when Moses was born. I thought: another example of babies dying for the sake of politics.
Someone talked to the man at the hot dog cart. He wondered why we Proclaimed the Word when we have trouble being heard. Our amplifier is not very loud because it squeaks if you put the volume up too loud.
It was a relatively busy hour. At one point, we were up to eight vigilers.
Don't forget to sign in to the "book" when you get there!