As Episcopal bishops gather in Texas for a week-long meeting, Rob Hirschfeld of New Hampshire reflected on his friendship since high school days with Canon Andy Tomat and Rafael Morales Maldonado of Puerto Rico on his 2019 visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

O God, you so loved the world that you gave your only-begotten Son to reconcile earth with heaven: Grant that we, loving you above all things, may love our friends in you, and our enemies for your sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer