Beloved, may we learn more today of the virtues we yearn to embody, admire in others, and have promised to keep. Cultivating habits of heart and speech, of action and of thought may we discover anew the gifts of generosity, the grace of humility, the courage required to be steadfast to our faithful promises day by day. Beloved, may we be ready to learn more today of the virtues we yearn to embody, admire in others, and have promised to keep. May we risk readily for them, meet our own fear or greed turning us away from where we could be more generous and find the boldness of spirit again to open ourselves to the blessing of giving aid and compassion. Beloved, reaching to live the virtues we espouse, may we not fail to be kind to others, encouraging in their own learning and struggles, and go together in making the world in which mercy, generosity, love, humility, and grace thrives. Amen.