I hope you recognize love as the most powerful force for personal change and for changing the world around us. Yes, we live in scary times. Yes, people are hurting. Yes, people are hurting one another. But anger is not the key; revenge is not the answer. The way of love — the love and power of God — is the key to our hope and to our future.
The message of God is very simple. Love one another. Take care of one another. Take care of creation. And while you’re at it, love me — love God. Do that and you will find your way. That is the core of the gospel. That is the only sermon that matters.
— Michael Curry, The Power of Love, p. xvi.
Photo: Leithöfe, Germany, Christmas 1996