In our search to be fully engaged in our lives, we must accept and practice vulnerability. And yet, to be vulnerable is to be exposed, to be unsettled, to stand with our souls naked to the world. It is a dangerous place to be. However, it is necessary if we are to engage wholly and authentically with each other. For what we find when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable is that we open to love and connection; we recognize that we are all flawed in our own unique and marvelous ways. So do not fear being vulnerable: it is, ultimately, that which makes us strong. We are thankful for opportunities of authenticity. Blessed Be, and Amen.