Courageous Love strengthen us that we do not turn away from one another because of bias or bigotry, fearfulness or foolishness. Turn us back toward one another, especially when we find it easier to turn away. Turn us back toward one another to meet in each stranger a friend, in each person moments before easily discarded now a teacher, a dinner companion, a helper, a person just trying to find their way in love, too. Courageous Love strengthen us to turn toward one another and in that turning meet, share, and create new strengths for goodness' sake, aiding the repairing and nourishing of this world. Amen.