Confounded and confronting my weakness again today, shall I pray with gratitude for it or for help from it? Weakness, what may I learn from you, except that my heart may open to others and their weaknesses, to how we struggle night and day, from whatever weaknesses we have that challenge us in our imperfections? Beloved, you know me in my weakness, and my imperfections. As they teach me to be more compassionate and to be grateful for the blessings I know, let me give thanks. As those weaknesses and imperfections challenge me to change, let me do what I can to risk faithfully, seeking and trusting I will find the way of transforming love with all these others I meet, all of us imperfect, all of us with our own struggles in the past, the present, and the future, a congregation of hope beginning a new day. Yes to gratitude throughout this life. Yes for help all along the way. Amen.