“Whereas, Following the events of September 11, 2001, average Americans have sought ways to make a difference; and
Whereas, In times of trouble, Americans have traditionally displayed a kind heart and open door for their neighbors; and
Whereas, An effective means of celebrating American values to get to know or mend fences with one’s neighbors; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Senate proclaim the second Saturday of January of each year to be “Invite A Neighbor to Dinner Day” as a celebration of the values our country is built upon and a way to foster understanding, compassion and tolerance within our neighborhoods.”
I might add that having a neighbor over for dinner is also an excellent way to engage the world for the sake of the gospel. So that's the challenge for us all: to invite a neighbor over to dinner for Saturday, January 11.