“Out of the deep I call unto who thee oh Lord consider well the sound of my longing soul”.
This quote was song we sang as we marched in the streets of Salt Lake City, this morning against gun violence. This march was one of the most powerful experiences I have been part of, I have a beautiful mental image of a huge crowd of people, most part of the church and also some civilians of SLC marching and being led by a huge crowd of Episcopal Bishops. Being that the word Episcopal means governed by Bishops, it was emotional to see us the body of Christ being governed and led by Bishops for an incredible purpose.
There was something so powerful of seeing people of God coming together for human dignity and for respect of human life. As we marched we continued to sing that chant; “Out of the deep I call unto who thee oh Lord consider well the sound of my longing soul”, and I thought how the words fit perfectly for the occasion. For me it meant; out of the deep darkness we are facing in our country we call you Lord please listen to the sound and the call of our prayers and scared souls.Another powerful moment was when I realized that marching and singing reminded me of many documentaries and images of the civil rights movement I have seen and being reminded that even now 2015 we are still fighting for civil rights for all.
Over all it was a very powerful day and a day to reflect on our lives and our country.