Rise and Emerge! The world awaits us, in its wholeness and its brokenness. We are the fixers, the helpers, the doers and the Be-ers. Our actions become our stories; our stories become our narrative; and our narrative become our lives. It can be no other way. We are more than a sum of actions and reactions. We perceive, we engage, we interpret, and we interact. We are each other’s stories, interconnecting with the lives of so many. This, too, is part of our narrative, part of who we become. So get out there, and deepen the context of your narrative! Our lives will be fuller for it. We are thankful for telling each other and ourselves into being. Blessed Be, and Amen.