Wisdom knows: grace flows in and out around this world, sprouts in unlikely places, is cultivated amid the rough and troubled, challenges us and is also a balm to the wounded spirit, works often through imperfect difficult efforts together that take ages to achieve and vigilance in every generation to maintain - like freedom and equality and dignity. Wisdom knows how grace is and moves. Today, Beloved, may we have the wisdom to perceive grace in droplets and in wide expanses, in hopes and dreams and in actions that make hope real and cultivate love and truth. Today, Beloved, may we meet grace with wonder, and gladness, and gratitude, and be ready to aid and abet grace in the work that needs doing, in the blessing of this world. Today, Beloved, may we meet grace and be challenged and changed by it, choosing to dance with the holy with our whole being, and so doing, be fully a part of the bearing wisdom into being. Amen.