Mercy of Mercies in the rush and busyness of each day, may we stop and attend in wonder and awe to at least one moment apart from the rest. In that attending, may we breathe in awe and catch our breath, remembering who we are and how we are called, remembering our gifts and the ways we can share them, remembering that there are indeed blessings in this life, received and given. Mercy of Mercies in the push and press of each day, may we stop long enough to dwell in beauty for a few precious minutes, to dwell in hope and restore our hearts, to dwell in the grace of being and reorient to what we are doing here together, to the possibilities for goodness in this life, for the reality of goodness and for our part in sharing and growing that reality every day. For this wonderment, this remembering, this attending, this breathing, this resting and restoration, these blessings and our part in them, we give thanks and add our voices to the Alleluia of being. Amen.