How fragile we all are, Beloved! Help us to honor that as a gift, not to take advantage of one another, or diminish each other. You have given us the courage to let go of cruelty, to relinquish the ways that dishonor us, that cause suffering and that aid and abet sorrow. May we use that courage, the courage to offer one another respect, to care past boundaries and suppositions and stereotypes, to help one another with kindness, with mercy, with tenderness we can struggle to imagine. How fragile we are, Beloved, and how astounding that gift can be! Help us appreciate that gift, following our own fears to better understand others, our own aches and woundedness to be more compassionate and kind than we have known, to find much in common that is good past all these startling differences. How fragile we all are, Beloved, and how strong when once we venture kindness and have kindness offered whole heartedly to us, when once we risk for love and love welcomes us home, when once we stretch past division with generous hearts and we are surprised by joy! May we lean into the blessings of that fragility, and grow more fully loving, kind, generous, and caring day by day. Amen.