Wow, what a great time we had at the Wild Good Festival in North Carolina just south of Chapel Hill, this past week. The Wild Goose is the Celtic symbol for The Holy Spirit. The Forgiveness Foundation had an exhibit there. There were passionate presenters, many exhibits that addressed important social issues, plus uplifting art and music. I was happy to know that there were followers of Jesus of all ages who where socially and environmentally concerned about what is happening in the US and around the world.
The Forgiveness Foundation’s work was, of course, warmly received. It was a joyful and enlightening experience for those of us who where there from the foundation, and, I think for everyone there. This was the first gathering like it in the US for Progressive Christians. The Greenbelt Festival in the UK has been rolling along now for 30 years doing this, last year it had 21,000 in attendance of all ages.
I believe that next year instead of 1500 people, there will be many many more showing their concern for social justice, environmental issues and faith. It was a fantastic gathering to help us gain strength in our individual causes by finding help for and from others, especially the all important aspects of positive regard and encouragement.