Beloved, there are those tonight yearning for home and unable to reach there. Open our hearts and our doors to make the best welcome we can. There are those tonight yearning for loved ones to come home, who cannot. Open our hearts and our doors to cherishing memories and meeting strangers that may become family and friends. There are those tonight yearning to hear another's heart story, and those tonight yearning to hear from another's heart. Open our hearts and our doors to true listening, true attention, true welcome to the stories that matter most, especially if we imagine they are not the ones we really want to hear, especially if we imagine there is no more room for another story in our hearts. Beloved, tonight is full of yearning for home, for welcome, for loved ones, for meeting and sharing and changing and being changed. Open our hearts and our doors to the sweetness of life. Amen.