…Let love of neighbor motivate us.
…Let a commitment to build a just world for all
catch us all feeding the hungry,
sheltering the homeless and
providing sanctuary to the immigrant
and refugee among us.
…Let a proclamation of a gospel of extravagant welcome
recreate the world in the image and likeness
of a God who shows no partiality.
…Let clear, courageous and passionate commitments
to radical hospitality be as evident
in this time as whatever rhetoric
we develop to address the madness
that issues forth from our nation’s leader.
In other words,
let us be the United Church of Christ –
a body built to love neighbor
and create a just world for all.