Beautiful sentiment. We have been the stranger, and now we support the stranger, we fight for the stranger, we work to end discrimination against the stranger—whoever that stranger may be.
Time seems particularly precious this time of year. With the holidays approaching–so close that they are nearly on top of us–it can be hard to find the time to put effort into other matters. And yet, sometimes, we must.
Which is why I’ve given a good portion of my time this past week towards supporting the Non-Discrimination Ordinance, wearing suits and wearing red, spending a lot of time sweating in the hot sun. Sometimes, there are things towards which we must give our time and our voices–because to create justice and righteousness in the world is an act as holy as standing before the congregation on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
And so, I share the remarks that I gave today on the steps of city hall, standing side by side with fellow clergy–standing surrounded by 60 leaders from a variety of faith traditions–all of us raising our…
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