The third smooth stone makes explicit that our purpose as a liberal faith community is to actually work toward making the Beloved Community a reality. Not to just talk about what’s wrong with the world, not to just form committees and discussion groups, but to actually do something that makes a difference.
Though this is a foundation of religious humanism I find I use metaphors of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
- We are the mouths of God in that we provide public witness against injustice.
- We are the hands of God that help to feed and clothe the poor.
- We are the embodiment of the Holy Spirit as we tend to the sick or visit the prisoner.