Lover of Life help us understand the and of being, how we belong to the earth and to one another, how we bear responsibility for our lives and all of life. Lover of Life dance with us in the and of being, how we can be sad and happy, angry and kind, generous and wary, confused and wise. Help us understand the and of being, this belonging to the earth that needs our care and can destroy or sustain our lives, destroying even if we have sustained well, sustaining even if we have failed to care well. Lover of Life dance with us in the and of being, the ways we are not one feeling only or one thought one or one act only, that we cannot be summarized by the best we have been or our very worst days. Help us understand one another in our complexity, dancing with each other in the and of being, discovering the gifts we appreciate about each other and the aspects that try us and are points of practicing our better and most generous selves. Lover of Life help us understand and dance with the and of being, now and every day. Amen.