The Griswold household years ago . . .
We are acutely aware that we meet in a time of great distress and need in the wider world. War, famine and disease stalk the earth. We express our passionate commitment to the mission of this household, the church and the United Nations.
We are unanimous in our desire to do all that we can to preserve and further the bonds of affection. We are mindful that Christ has made us members of one body, and that no part can say to any other "I have no need of you." At the same time we wish to express our openness to the concerns and beliefs of others. In that spirit, we agree to your request.
Goodness! I only asked you to take out the trash!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist. See yesterday’s linked statement if you don’t get the joke.)