Wisdom guide us in facing shame, guilt, and discomfort in our lives, in understanding and accepting the little imperfections and in continuing to work with our biggest flaws. Turn us from planting more shame in our lives, from good and bad reasons for that tangled mess that trips us up, to appreciation, to doing what we can and finding it good and good enough, to accepting others and ourselves, perfectly imperfect, trying and failing and trying again. Wisdom help us be glad and share our gratitude for the tenacity each of us needs to be joyful and loving and caring people, to cultivate lives where wisdom and mercy and generosity thrive. Turn us away from blaming and toward tending our responsibilities, the things we can do, the creative acts each day requires to make our communities safer and more joyful, peaceful and more able to sustain risk for goodness' sake. Wisdom encourage us to seek understanding and to accept ourselves and others in our differences, starting with the differences that have no business ever having been in the way of understanding, like the way we pray or don't, or what we eat or the languages we speak, and moving on with the differences harder to appreciate, like how we understand what love requires and how to nurture and nourish this earth. Wisdom guide us as we embrace the difficult, as we work with the struggles in our lives and our communities, as we seek to create and cultivate a more gracious, generous, and loving world. Amen.