Though the way we may risk faithfully seems narrow and fraught with danger, Love give us the strength to at least start upon the way. Wisdom grant us the strength to trust we will meet faithful companions and the strength to strive to be trust worthy ourselves. Mercy give us the strength to turn again with generosity, and discover that mysterious alchemy where giving is a way of receiving blessings, too. Though the way we may risk faithfully seems narrow and deep with danger, may we have the courage of our convictions to bear on a little further, our lives our lamps of faith burning away bleakness and despair. Amen.