An old, discarded automobile sinks under the weight of branches and leaves in a rural wrecking yard. The shadows in the hollow behind the detritus of shattered glass seem to be pushing the car further into the earth, but they also provoke vivid memory of what the vehicle once meant to those who used it for work, for enjoyment for togetherness. We witness the cycle of creation, aging, destruction, oblivion and feel the sense of the sacred - that which came before us and will endure after us - filling the space around us.
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.