Love let us be persistent in what truly matters, living to leave a legacy of caring, of hope, of kindness, of joy. Such a life is demanding, asking us to use every scrap of creativity we have, learning new songs and new stories and leaning into difficult and sharp places. Love let us be persistent in what truly matters, creative, adaptive, discerning, knowing what we can do and what we can do together and accepting what we truly cannot change, accepting what is not evil, but just natural, this letting go, that is part of each life. Such persistence demands great courage to match our great vulnerability and our great fragility. May we lend that to one another as we can, and grow strong in the courage needed for every day. Love let us be persistent in what truly matters, in bearing hope and bearing one another up and on, in tending this earth and this life with our whole selves, day after day, with bold joy, deep-rooted kindness, and generosity that overflows each blessed hour. Amen.