For International Women's Day
Wisdom wake us to wonderment and joy, to awareness of how nearly half the world gifts all of us, giving and receiving, dreaming and doing. Wake us to wonderment and joy, to celebrate the people who have worked to help us know and understand and desire and appreciate equality between people in law and practice. Wisdom wake us to the wonderment and joy that every person has inherent worth and every person has gifts to give for goodness' sake. Help us create a world in which those gifts are nourished and nurtured and brought to fruition, where we cease freezing people out because they belong to one group or another, where we may way for all the gifts for goodness' sake to be shared, for every person to have a good and rightful belonging to claim and occupy and thrive in all their lives. Wisdom wake us to wonderment and joy that grows out of living equality and ensuring all enjoy the same, out of living with dignity and ensuring all the same, out of living with love and ensuring all the same. Keep us laboring until such dreams are real, and then once they are real, keep us laboring to continue to make them so. Amen.