Love we need so much courage for every night and every day. We need courage to admit we were wrong when we are wrong, and to make amends, and to seek forgiveness. We need courage to accept the vulnerable offerings of one admitting they were wrong, one making amends, one seeking forgiveness, and to offer that which is sought and needed by us both. Love we need so much courage for every night and every day. We need the bravery of flowers, putting forth petals to welcome and attend and aid and abet life, losing that beauty in turn, inevitably, but bearing up and on. We need the bravery of kindness, of being vulnerable enough to be truly generous and offer a different way when we ourselves are offered hate, or rejection, or apathy, or greater cause for grief. Love we need so much courage for every night and every day. Help us find our courage, at least for this moment, and lend it to one another, that we may be brave enough for love, now and forever. Amen.