Resolutions can be such tricky things, quavering when under pressures or temptations, disappearing often enough in painful and difficult times. Abiding Love help us learn to live and love steadfastly, to reach for and lean into and encourage one another in embodying our highest aspiration and calling: to make this world more loving, more gracious, more generous, more just, more merciful, more joyous, more wise, more peaceful, more of what makes life so worth living for each and for all. As ever we have limited resources, including time and gifts and talents and skills, but we have so many blessings, and time and gifts and talents and skills; may we use them for goodness' sake in this and every day. Abiding Love, help us to learn to live and love steadfastly, knowing we may learn from our failures and mistakes, discover the power of making amends and also of forgiving, be glad in the life accountable to justice and graciousness and joy, glad for living accountable to kindness and generosity and wisdom and making peace every day. Help us stay steady through pressures and temptations, in painful and difficult as well as easy and kinder times, steady to love and all that requires. Amen.