Lover of Life, instill in each of us the desire to be kind. Help us appreciate one another in our imperfections, aid one another in our efforts for goodness' sake, offer one another the best of who we are day after day. Lover of Life, instill in each of us the desire to be kind. Let us not depreciate kindness, nor scoff at the power it may bring, that generosity of spirit that lifts us out of doldrums, that believes in us when we struggle to believe in ourselves, that shares a dream of a more compassionate world and helps to make it real. Lover of Life, instill in each of us the desire to be kind and help us live every day from that desire, bearing kindness we may struggle to imagine, that may challenge us to make real, and that is worthy of every loving heart. Amen.