Built on Dreams and Blessings

Built on Dreams and Blessings: the Bishop Walker School Dedication
This week, Bishop Budde featured the Bishop Walker School's Building Dedication in her weekly blog. Below is a small excerpt from the blog entry, and you can read the full article HERE.

Jacob said, “I will not let you go, until you bless me.”
Genesis 32:25

Last Saturday, I was privileged to speak at the Bishop Walker School’s dedication of their new facility. If you haven’t seen the new building, it is a testimony to what God has done through the collective investment of the diocese and the faithful, persistent work of so many. The Bishop Walker School is now part of  the Town Hall Education Arts Campus (THEARC), one of eleven non-profit agencies on campus, all dedicated to providing excellence in education, healthcare, and the arts in southeast Washington, D.C.  

The fifth spiritual practice in our Episcopal rule of life, The Way of Love is to bless, a powerful gift that we as Christians can offer one other and our world. The Celtic poet John O’Donohue defines blessing as “a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, bless and strengthen.” “It would be infinitely lonely to live in a world without blessing,” he writes. “The word itself evokes a sense of warmth; it suggests that no life is alone and  unreachable.”

The Bishop Walker School was built on dreams and blessings.