Mercy of Mercies, may we be tender and kind with one another in our imperfections, our not yets, our failures, and our fears. Mercy of Mercies, may we be generous with one another and offer assistance and hope, encouragement and lovingkindness, acceptance and accountability that is meaningful, gladdening, and blessing this world. Mercy of Mercies, may we remember in our own vulnerability and fragility, the vulnerabilities and fragility of others, and lay down the burdens of bitterness and resentment and greed and other ways of hardening the heart. Mercy of Mercies, may we in all our imperfections, not yets, failures, and fears give each other good reasons to be glad, grateful, and generous now and always. Amen.