The stillness of the summer day opens up before you and I, the only sound between us the clicking of cicadas and the cool breeze stirring up the long grass between our feet. The wind rises, playfully tousling our hair, the fence posts, the tops of the trees, but not the mountaintops that enfold us in a circle as far as the eye can see. They raise our gaze. Our heads follow. Soon our hearts. Look up, to the mountaintop where no Decalogue will be handed down today. But perhaps the reminder? Of the first double commandment, a love that begets love?
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.