"Compassion states that even if I met John Boehner on the sidewalk, suffering, I must help him. Compassion challenges us to provide a place in our congregations, and a place in our homes for even Rush Limbaugh. Compassion grants us hope that even our own lives can be changed for the better by living, working, and being challenged by those that disagree."
"I will say that God was in our sending of supplies to the people of Japan. I will say that God was in the unrelenting diplomatic efforts to secure justice in Libya. I will say that God was in the challenging of an unfair tax system. God lives in our actions, and in our commitment to peace and healing."