How easy it is to want and want now and be so much in wanting that waiting seems unbearable, and any number of tactics like tantrums and bullying and shoving and shouting and screaming and any number of other ways of adding to what is insufferable by our own insufferability seems perfectly acceptable, even reasonable. Isn't this greed? selfishness? Beloved, doesn't that depend on what we are wanting? If we are wanting true justice in our communities and an end to vigilantism, if we are wanting the hungry to be fed, if we are wanting every person to know they are loveable and have love to share, if we want more kindness and generosity and sweetness the wanting does not seem so unreasonable, so selfish, so greedy, for it is what prophets want and poets and children and elders and so many of us who are in between. Beloved, help us have wisdom in our wanting, to want what is worthy and to want that badly enough to do something each and every day that helps true justice happen, that feeds those who hunger, that shares the love, that gives generously and adds sweetness and kindness wherever we are, wherever we go. Help us have wisdom in wanting and for those lesser wants, to be a little more patient, and for those greater wants, a great deal more active. Amen.