So many of us, Beloved, feel we are not enough. We are afraid of being caught out, discovered, and rejected, left alone and desperate. So many of us, Beloved, are struggling with real loneliness and in that, feeling affirmed that we really are someone rotten, wrong, or insufficient in our very being. Beloved, bring the healing balm of loving and affirming community to those of us struggling in this way. Let us minister to one another, care for another, and encourage one another in sharing the gifts we have, in accepting our imperfections, and in addressing our true faults. In this, let us make a holy refuge, sanctified by mercy and grounded in transforming love. You call us out of the depths and into risking faithfully to share, to celebrate, to meet, to care, to transform and to be transformed by all that is holy and good. For this, we give thanks. For finding one another, we give thanks. For sharing our gifts, we give thanks. For this, our lives, we give thanks. Amen.