Wisdom that knows the need for both holy darkness and holy light, teach how to better cherish one another, how we may restore a vibrant ecology and build a peaceful planet. Let us learn today from our own vulnerabilities and imperfections, our weaknesses and our needs our dependence upon this earth and upon one another. Out of our need, may we risk trusting and being trust-worthy. Out of our need, may we risk giving without guarantees, deals, or trades. Out of our need, may we risk loving more boldly than feels prudent, to create refuges and sanctuaries for hope and healing. Out of our need, may we find and appreciate each other's strengths and diverse ways of knowing, and from this join together, cherishing one another and this earth, to bring restoration and renewal. Amen.