Beloved, may we cultivate a spaciousness and graciousness in our hearts, our words, our deeds, our thoughts, and our aspirations. May this spaciousness and graciousness lead us more often and more fully into adding to blessing this world. So much violence is initiated, carried forward, and done by binding ourselves and each other into tiny categories and boxes and limits that shave away day after day dignity and our best selves. Beloved, help us end that violence, ease the suffering that arises from it, and fail to contribute to it. Let us make space for and through forgiveness, for and through generosity, for and through kindness that challenges and changes us and our communities. Beloved, lead us in cultivating spaciousness and graciousness in our hearts, our words, our deeds, our thoughts, and our aspirations. Lead us in adding to the blessings of this world and being glad for this chance in this and every day to making a loving difference. Amen.