A few days ago, billions of people tuned in to watch a fairy tale. We cheered and teared up as we celebrated Harry and Meghan's wedding. For me, it was the fiery sermon by Bishop Michael Curry that put love at the center of the celebration.

There is a passage in the sermon that I will recall for a long time:

Think and imagine a world where love is the way. Imagine our homes and families when love is the way. Imagine neighborhoods and communities where love is the way... When love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again... When love is the way, there’s plenty good room, plenty good room, for all of God’s children. Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actually family. When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all and we are brothers and sisters, children of God.

I know a place where love is the way. I visited it last summer. I sojourned to Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras last July and my world has never been quite the same. This beautiful bouquet of Little Roses showed me – and my companions – the way of love. They taught us that being present is the best gift.

These young girls and women live with the effects of abandonment, abuse, and extreme poverty. Yet, they find happiness in the little things: going to school, dancing, playing sports, and receiving letters from friends and soon-to-be-friends.

When we spent time with the girls, they proudly wore the Crocs we sent them for Christmas 2016 and told us about the letters they received from parishioners at Christ Church. They also took time to write letters to their new pen pals.

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As they re-read the letters from their extended family from Christ Church, I found myself sitting next to them with tears of joy in my eyes. Our letters reminded them that they are not alone and someone cares about them. 

Those who have not yet visited Our Little Roses have an option to help love find a way: write a letter. Be a letter writer. At its core, One Girl, One Letter is simple: parishioners writing letters to girls in Honduras who need extra encouragement. Let us send a little bit of handwritten love their way.

Join us in learning how at the forum on Sunday, May 27, both before and after the 10:00 a.m. service. Parishioners who have been to Our Little Roses will be on hand to help us. Each one reaches one. All are welcome, as both words of encouragement and crayon-crafted drawings lift spirits. You can make a difference in someone’s life in just 45 minutes. This is something we can all do.

Think and imagine a world where love is the way. Help us make it so. Please come.