Beloved, let us give thanks for our imperfections and our limitations; otherwise, we might not need one another, might stop learning, might stop trying because there was neither failure nor success. Let us give thanks for our imperfections and our limitations, not because they are fun and not because they are easy to live with and not because suffering is a good. No, Beloved, hear us give thanks for our imperfections and our limitations because through them we keep learning, through them we keep needing one another, through them we keep risking failure so we might risk success, through them we know true kindness and true generosity from others, and because of them we, too, can empathize and encourage others in the struggle to live whole-heartedly, mercifully, steadfastly true to love. Beloved, attend us giving thanks for our imperfections and our limitations, for from them we meet and make many blessings. Amen.