Last week President Barack Obama addressed the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. I believe his message was very important.
At one point he observed that no major world religion has as its central tenet hatred of others. That very positive observation is something to keep in mind as we move forward. It certainly is important here in the inner city.
I found the President's call for "a living, breathing, active faith" extremely refreshing.
Action is essential.
Practice trumps debate.
Improving life and expanding opportunity forms the basis of our mission. And, we do all that we do every day because of our living faith.
Can we, as our new President asked, "allow God's grace to occupy that space that is between us?"
If we do, our faith will exhibit a power to change the world.
The "sermon" is well worth your time.