Green, the colour for growth. Forest, a symbol of peace and abundance for as long as I can remember. What is it about trees that make us feel small? That help us feel the Holy? Does it go back to David’s trees from Lebanon? Or did it start with Solomon and his construction of the temple? I look down in marvel. These are my Lebanese cedars; these are my Holy timbers; this is my palace. The King is already here.
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.