"I believe in goodness as the ground of being. I believe in kindness as a way of life. I believe the poor are my partners in change, the hungry are my personal responsibility, the homeless are my relatives. I believe hope is stronger than fear, truth more enduring than lies, love more powerful than force. I believe there is a calling for every person, a vocation she is invited to fulfill, a purpose only he can realize. I believe in the sanctity of compassion, the blessing of simply showing up. I believe in the right to courageous tears and the empowerment of divine laughter. I believe in you. I believe in us. I believe to believe is why we live."
~ The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw