Our fates rely on each of us caring for our selves and our whole community.
Every person is touched by the fate of everyone else,
and so we must pursue compassion for all.
A Jewish tradition imagines each and every one of us as a reflection of God.
We are all unique echoes of the infinite.
We must aim to engage with every person as we would with God.
I must try to revere God who I find in everyone I talk to.
We must have compassion for each other as reflections of the most sacred.
I must care for each person because we are all holy sparks.
Let the embers of God that live in all of us inspire every North Carolinian to come together.
Let us care for the sacred warmth in each of our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies.
Let us act out of our passion for a creation that relies on us as stewards.
Let us be moved by the strength of our combined spirits to care better for each other, and let us say, Amein.