The saints we remember here are a reminder of that catholicity – some of them familiar, and some are new to many of us. The three we celebrate today were activists for the kingdom of God in their own day. Each one insisted, in his own way, that the reign of God was meant to be realized on earth as it is in heaven, and not just something anticipated after death.
But stay tuned. General Convention is only now rumbling to the starting line.
Oh, and speaking of starting lines, what would General Convention be without the Rev. Gregory Straub, secretary to the House of Deputies, and his sartorial displays? For opening day, he chose an Indy 500 themed outfit (photo at left).