We encounter God in the face of a stranger. That, I believe, is the Hebrew Bible’s single greatest and most counterintuitive contribution to ethics. God creates difference; therefore it is in one-who-is-different that we meet god. Abraham encounters God when he invites three strangers into his tent.
- Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Prayer of the day
(from Sojourners daily Verse and Voice)
Holy God, in our failure to love and protect our neighbors, we fail you. In response to that failure, you chose to come to us and suffer alongside all who mourn, all who weep, and to offer us a path out of oppression and hatred and hopelessness. We pray that we might take it.