Love let us be convicted for goodness and mercy's sake. Love, let us be convicted for our generosity that shares in good times and even more in bad, when we are not sure if there will is enough. Love, let us be convicted for our risking faithfully to do what is needful, to create with others good answers to problems in our world, our local community, our hearts. Love, let us be convicted for courageous vulnerability as we try to make the world a kinder and better place, a place where our imperfections are not failures, but places from which creative answers grow and connecting points where we need and appreciate one another. Love, let us be convicted of caring greatly, caring persistently, caring actively night after night and day after day. In our convictions we are tried, and in our trials may our hearts be found true and our deeds sufficient to this day. Amen.