Bless the shadows of the evening for in those shadows are those who make ready and make welcome all those on the run, fleeing for their lives, and in need of rest and safety and reassurance. The light of those builders and keepers of refuge is a beacon through the broken hearts and desecrated places. Bless those builders and keepers of refuge. Bless the shadows of the evening who provide the necessary cover for those who are fleeing for their lives, who know that they are worthy, just by being born, of more love and more hope and more peace and more safety and more joy. Bless the shadows of the evening, and bless those who are seeking refuge and those offering refuge, for they show us all the way of the open-hearted. Amen.