Life is full of storms and droughts, and between these trials and disasters, even in the middle of them, Beloved, so much beauty, so many reasons for thanksgiving and joy. We are beings made for and from change, constantly shedding cells and growing new ones, able to shed falsehoods and embrace new understandings. We are made for and from change, even as so many of us love what does not change. Wisdom, help us choose to be part of changes that we may not fully understand, but are necessary, changes that tend the earth and grow kindness and help end and ease suffering. May we find reason for rejoicing in the necessary changes, strength that grows new comfort with new understanding, and meet and make new beauty in these new lives. Amen.