The mystery of generosity is great indeed. When we have been dry and crumbled dust, frozen and stony hearted, hot and exasperated bitter fire, an emptied well, acts of generosity called us back to life. The mercy of being seen and treated with respect, of a kind word, of a brief visit with laughter, of going out together to tend to what needs tending and finding in those gifts the waters of life that bring us back to ourselves, that thaw our hearts or cool them as may be, restores our zest, our savor, our wonder and gladness for this life. Lover of Life, we give thanks for the mystery of generosity. The mystery of generosity is great indeed. Generosity calls to generosity, calls us back from meanness and spite, calls us back to hope and the ways we are challenged and changed by love day by day. The mystery of generosity is great indeed. Lover of Life, may we live generously and be recalled by generosity to our real gifts, our real callings, to bless the world with lovingkindness and with compassion, to bless one another with understanding and with true friendship, to bless and be blessed by this mystery that renews and challenges and changes and helps us endure and flourish. Amen.