Wisdom, may we learn to love the strength that is in living vulnerably, tenderly, and compassionately, the strength from risking ourselves to live whole-heartedly, awake to our connections to and responsibilities for one another and this world. Teach us the joy in such strength, and help us be glad to need to care and be cared for generously and well. Wisdom, may we learn to love the strength that is in the life of forgiveness, not as an act, but as an attitude, a way of being, knowing well that a life of forgiveness neither erases nor eases responsibilities, but makes it more possible to learn how to live fully into those responsibilities, even after we fail mightily, and harm one another. Teach us the beauty in such strength, and help us be grateful for the daily work of forgiveness, grateful for the way the work frees us to love more boldly and weaves us back together to bring healing after iniquity. Wisdom, may we learn to love the humility in needing one another and needing this world for our own survival, of the joy of cultivating compassion and connection and cooperation for goodness' sake. Teach us the happiness in such strength, and help us rest in the heart of love, now and always. Amen.