In the quiet of day, in the midst of still water, sacred space emerges. As the surface of the water, smooth like glass parts, we are reminded of Genesis 1:2, which recounts "the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." Feet planted, back ramrod straight, this paddle boarder breathes in stillness and strength, the Spirit of God still in this space.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.