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.