Really? Are you serious? Is this for real? Beloved, how many times we lament with these questions, when we've reached weariness and still have a long way to go, when it has been a trying day, when we have grown comfortable with things being easy and then meet a little challenge! May these lamenting questions stop us, bring us back to our whole selves, our whole hearts, and may we pause for a moment, catch out breath, and remember how we are called in and through and for love, in and through and for mercy, in and through and for peace. And then, remembering ourselves, may we turn back to what is needful, what calls for our attention, what requires our gifts, and let the lament go as we turn back in and through and for love, in and through and for mercy, in and through and for peace, now and always. Amen.