Wisdom bless us when it is so much easier to be reckless with one another and with this earth. Slow us down when we would speed off and away from mercy and generosity, when we backpedal from forgiving and are afraid to trust again. Bring us back to our better selves, to lean into the scary places and to draw forth from those places what we need to create a better world, what we need to risk trusting, to risk forgiving, to risk holding each other mercifully accountable in love. Wisdom bless us when it is so much easier to blame others for mistakes and for real sins that have, at least in part, larger social causes, ones for which we, too, bear responsibility, sins of the community and sins of the nation, terrible failures in responsibility and mercy and generosity and courage to risk boldly for love's sake. Bring us back to our better, not our bitter selves, and let us not use words meant to be kind and to help to instead maim and deny and hurt. But let us seek the healing path, a forward boldly compassionate and courageously generous -- even apparently recklessly so. Wisdom, help us cherish one another and this earth, be glad for this life and for each other's gifts for goodness' sake, and live lovingly past what seems responsible, knowing that true responsibility is found by making together a forgiving and kinder world. Amen.