|The "Kitchen" area--free food for those who needed. |
With compost buckets. There was a public safety section,
a library, a family play area, and a medical area among other things.
|Trying to stay dry and sleep|
For those of you who know me, you know I'm not much into politics. I haven't been following much with the Occupy Wall-Street movement or its local spin-offs. I haven't read other's blogs on it. So I acknowledge right off that I'm not well-educated. What I know mainly comes from facebook and listening to talk on the radio when I'm in the car.
Today was a wet, cold day, so the plaza wasn't full by any means. Maybe two-dozen people at most (including those sleeping). No body was yelling chants or even doing much interaction with those passing by (including all the "suits"). It was a very peaceful protest.
|This older man from "Vets for Peace" wasn't allowed |
to have a tent-like shelter over him to stay dry under.
Yet, he was undeterred.
|Everything I've heard has been peaceful|
|Even the port-a-potties got in on the action.|
Much of what they're protesting is stuff that people who follow Christ can get behind: ending war and seeking peace, taking care of the health needs of the sick, helping the poor. These are things Jesus talked about and taught His followers about.
|This one has been going|
around on facebook
Politics aside, I wonder what the church would look like if we had the same sort of passion for what we believe in--for what we believe is right? I think that sometimes we forget that being a Christian means that we follow Christ...we follow His teachings, we follow His actions, we love like He did. What if we started occupying our faith?