Lover of Life as this day and week comes to a close, may we reflect upon it wisely. In wisdom, may we learn faithfully from our failures and seek out the new ways to try in fulfilling our faithful promises. In love, may we encourage one another to keep risking for goodness' sake. In hope, may we remember those who have gone before us, risking and failing, learning and growing, leading the way into freedom and creating home in exile and as and with strangers. Lover of Life though this day and this week are coming to a close, may we rejoice in the new beginnings: dreaming a way forward, encouraging one another, and seeking to be faithful each and every day. Amen.