Beloved, you invite us into new perspectives, new places, new opportunities in every new day. Whether our surroundings seem to change or not, whether we are ready to change or not, whenever the familiar underwhelms us because of its familiarity, wake us to another perspective and freshen our attention to what is changing, what has changed, what could change, including ourselves. Beloved, let us not be content with being decent, though you know well that there are days that being decent is a towering aspiration for some of us, but help us reach beyond decent to cultivate generous kindness and gracious mercy and blessed justice in each and every day. However we are tuned out by our routines, numbed by the normalcy we have learned to accept as is, may we wake today to some fresh perspective, to newness right where we are, to the change to grow and change and lean faithfully forward in surprising and needful ways. Amen.