Mercy each day you call us to be bold in living open-heartedly, vulnerable, risky lives caring for one another, making amends for wrong-doing, tending what is good, working at renewal and restoration in the desecrated and devastated places. Mercy each day you call us to cherish this life, this earth, and one another, to live so deeply rooted in reverence that kindness is the only action, love the only way, generosity our first and only nature. Mercy each day you call us and each day we answer. May we answer boldly and well, with compassion that surprises, revives, and heals not only our own hearts, but the whole world. Amen.