Tender are the communities in our care. Blessedly, they are resilient as our hearts, able, with a lot of help from friends and strangers to rebuild, renew, and welcome back the exiled and make home real and wonderful again. Strong are the communities in our care. Blessedly, they hold the gifts of life and the faith to use them, to forgive, to hold one another responsible in loving accountability, to be generous and seek understanding. Generous are the communities in our care. Blessedly, we belong to them just by being here, just by breathing, just by having hopes and dreams worth living, just by risking being kind and being generous and being just. Wonderful are the communities in our care. Blessedly, they are where we discover how to love boldly and how to listen courageously and how to speak the truth we know and how to create together stories worth living, and then live them. Blessed are the communities in our care, where we live, where we find ourselves right now, this whole earth, this single hectare, this valley, this mountain range, this assembly of people hoping, dreaming, trying, failing, and trying again. Tender, strong, generous, and wonderful are the communities in our care. May we be glad to be here, with one another, right now. Amen.