Mercy and Compassion move us out of our icy fortresses of easy dismissal and corrosive scorn and into a more generous way of living. Let us take up the garbage littering our earth and our spirits and transform it and ourselves with steadfast care. Mercy and Compassion turn us away from being spectators of misery and help us connect and find ways to help reduce and end suffering, to bring about hope in real and important ways. Let us take courage from one another and from each action that we do for goodness' sake. Mercy and Compassion grant us the heart's broad perspective and help us dance into that, with kindness, with love, with generosity today and all our days. Amen.