Only a few hundred miles from us there are children still detained because the Federal government failed to reunite families, even after the deadline passed. Somewhere a parent is crying out to God for the children he, or she, may never see again.
Somewhere a black man or woman is being harassed by someone based simply on their skin color.
Somewhere a gay couple mourns for the child they may never have because an adoption agency refused their application, simply because they are of the same gender.
Somewhere someone is being denied access to health care because they are poor.
All across this nation hate is infiltrating our neighborhoods and hearts. As members and friends of Unitarian Universalist churches, we find ways to fight this hate with love.
Our methods may vary. Some stand in protest singing songs of peace. Some speak to groups about the potential love has to heal the world. Some cook meals, while others grow gardens to feed those in need.
What is important is that we see every human being on this planet as part of the whole of humanity. Regardless of who you are, where you live, or how well you eat, you are worthy of love, food, justice and compassionate love.