Sunday, May 04, 2014
Jesus Es Mi Esperanza
Saturday morning Civic Center Plaza was populated by tour groups from China who were happily posing for hundreds of photos in front of City Hall.
Suddenly, from the McAllister Street sidewalk, a group of young people walked by chanting something that sounded like an SEIU union protest slogan.
On closer inspection, the chant turned out to be "JEE-SUS! JEE-SUS!" which was a new one for me.
A few of the teenagers were carrying signs testifying to their belief, including a bilingual one stating "Jesus Is My Hope" and "Jesus Es Mi Esperanza." It seemed an odd form of public worship, but to each their own. It would have been interesting if they had arrived during one of the monthly Falun Gong public meditation sessions on the plaza, and the two groups had intersected.