Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At 313, Happy Birthday, Detroit! July 24, 1701 - Feast of Saint Sharbel Makluf, Priest Matthew 13:10-17

There will be a long, colorful sheet cake with 313 candles and lots of lit up faces celebrating my native birthplace, my Motown Motor City's 313rd birthday, tomorrow at Belle Isle State Park at East Grand Boulevard at Jefferson in Detroit, Michigan USA.

Happy birthday, ole friend! 

I love you Detroit, MI.,!

A 50-state bus tour recalling the Reverend Sun Yeong Moon's automobile pilgrimage across the USA fifty years ago to Detroit's Belle Isle, among the other States, will roll int town at about 1 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014, the exact date of Detroit's founding in 1701.

Prayer and praise will powerfully be part of the crowd's regional reconciling of religions also.  Interfaith clergy will sprinkle water from the Detroit River to cleanse of feuds over doctrine and more, over the centuries.

Not to mention the music ministry with Steve Maestro Thompson of the Lord's Side Ministry, and long-time music minister at Detroit area Catholic churches including St. Charles on Baldwin Street not far from Martha Reeve's home where she grew up. She recently came home to mark her own birthday with Motown!

One family under God.

That's the theme of gratitude enveloping Thursday.

And, on Friday, August 29th, from 5:30-7 pm, current and former Detroiters will share good news about Detroit in Main Street Restaurant, 1985 Jefferson Avenue.  All are welcome to come and share the news that Detroit is up and running and open for business despite its filing for bankruptcy a year ago.

Come and see!

"It is error alone that needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself,"  founding father Thomas Jefferson said,, addressing freedom of religion.

And, of course, Jesus the Christ said:

"The truth will set you free."

And, with food for all, and more, everything seems to be heading to our jewel of a Park Thursday for a big Detroit  birthday bash!

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