Lover of Life, you are a lover of diversity. The world is full of difference, of color, of spice, of thoughts, of dreams, of languages, of dances, of songs, of stories, and of ways of reverence. When we wander overwhelmed by this cacophony of wonder, Lover of Life, help us find the unity in all this diversity, the hearts and hopes, the love and compassion that can connect us all. When we are too comfortable with what we know and who we know and how we are in each and every day, Lover of Life, send us into the unknown, and renew our acquaintance with mystery and wonder, with being a stranger and the gifts that attend having fresh senses and learning all over again to find our way. Lover of Life, you are a lover of diversity, for this world is full of differences. Help us learn to be more gracious and generous with each other with the differences that enrich one another's lives and this planet, and learn to disagree with respect and wisdom with our deeper and stronger differences, the ones that challenge us to greater understanding and, often, to change. Lover of Life, you are a lover of diversity. Help us grow more skillful in finding what we share in common and tending that with bold hearts and hopes, faithfully showing up together to nurture what is and can be goodness made real. Amen.