“We need to understand that our neighbor is, in the end, just like us, with the same problems, the same questions.” —Paulo Coelho
Here I am in the above picture with a group of my iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) friends at last year’s Friends in Faith lunch. When I see this picture — and when I reflect on all the calls and conversations I have had this week — what I am most reminded of is how we humans are so much the same. We have people in our lives whom we love and for whom we pray. It doesn’t matter if we are Methodist, Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Humanist or haven’t figured out what we are. When the news is hard and the path is full of pain for the people in our lives, we want a word of comfort and of hope.
John Wesley was very fond of 2 Kings 10.15:
“If your heart is right with my heart, then give me your hand.”
I hope you will spend just a minute in prayer for a friend or loved one right now, and remember that all over the world people of every religion are doing the same.
I’ll see you in church this Sunday,