This past Sunday was the first Sunday in our four-week Peace and Justice series at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Louis. Since cranes have become a peace symbol, after the story of a small girl named Sadako in Japan spread throughout the world, a friend of mine started our church community folding origami cranes several months ago as Sadako Sasaki did so many years ago. But would we reach 1,000? What does 1,000 cranes look like?
Personally, I am only responsible for folding, or partially folding, 25 cranes (my three vacation buddies and I did some of these on our vacation and we did a bit of an assembly line – each completing a part).
The sermon itself was just incredible. It talks about the story of Sadako Sasaki and of peace and justice. Listen to it here (with music prelude).
If you are in the St. Louis area and get a chance to stop by and see this in person, it truly is an incredible sight!