The Holy is behind us, present in the blessings of each and every day, present in the ones who strive for merciful justice and the ones who love boldly enough to keep on making hopeful change. The Holy is behind us, present in the blessings of earth and water, birdsong and breath, creating and serving. The Holy is before us, present in the blessings of a place to rest and a place to share the stories that bear fruitful dreams and renewed commitment to goodness. The Holy is before us, welcoming us in the blessings of the night, of sharing what we have, of making way and refuge for all, of the songs of trees soughing and owls winging through the starlit sky. The Holy is behind us, before us, and with us always. May we remember to attend each moment of waking with reverence, each dreaming with gratitude, each night and each day expectant and attentive to the blessings of being. Amen.