Today is the day to speak from our hearts, to share our stories, to unload our burdens. In conversation we begin to recognize the universal human frailties and fears. We grow in understanding that we are not alone or unique in the challenges we face. We begin the process of coping with our doubts and uncertainties, and continue the journey towards wholeness. There is no terminal destination on this path; we will evolve throughout our lifetimes, living into the promise that is Us. The events and singular circumstances do not define our lives: our stories do. So let us continue the conversation, speaking deeply, weaving the narratives of our lives. We are thankful for storytelling and story-receiving. Blessed Be, and Amen.