Adapted from a homily I preached on November 24, 2015 at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland.
The refugees from Syria are ordinary people just like us, seeking life and safety. As Americans, we have strength and responsibility and principle in this world to make a difference for good.
People in my neighborhood, who have only been to church once or twice, regularly tell me that they pray for us every day. That kind of relationship is beautiful.
More than an event, the Reformation invites us to remember that we serve a God of grace and forgiveness. The power of forgiveness has the potential to change our lives.
As a church, we are called to speak and act for those who are struggling with hunger, homelessness, poverty and injustice; as well as raise awareness on issues that affect the earth and its environment.
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