There are many calls in life. Lots of this blog has been about my call into ministry. Tonight I feel a different call. I feel a call to be an American. This is a call I am familiar with, but this time it looks different. It looks a lot different. It is not a call to dominate or subdue. It is not a call to rule or look down our collective noses at the less fortunate. It is a call to something greater. It is a call to unite as a nation. And while I must admit I am a bit apprehensive about the hope encapsulated in this call, I am hopeful non-the-less. And my hope is that we might be able to taste a little bit more of God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven as we choose to love our neighbor despite their differences and reach out to those who need a helping hand. Socialism? Nahhh…just good old fashioned loving our neighbors with equality and mutuality as our bottom line. Yes we can.