Our journey together ended with a question: What is the connection between the small acts of neighborly love that most Christians don’t think twice about in our everyday lives—stopping by the road to help a stranded traveler, stocking the local food pantry, helping an elderly neighbor take out her trash—and the larger, necessary acts of love that look like public policy?
That kind of vulnerability touches on our deepest need to be known and accepted by another. It reminds us that we were not meant to be our own salvation. It invites us, for the briefest moment, to let down our defenses that the world has taught up to constantly have up.
So today, let us celebrate. And tomorrow, let us organize. We are still in a battle for the soul of our nation, and for the soul of our faith. This election is not the finish line. It is the starting line. We now get to create the next chapter of American history together.
The bottom line is something so painfully obvious that it shouldn’t even need to be said: We - don't - have - to - agree to just listen.
One in four women will have an abortion in her lifetime.
Talk together more, not less.