What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding? The voices of these virtues are often vilified and dismissed as ‘idealists.’ Yes, these qualities are ideals, but that does not mean they do not deserve merit. Indeed, by being ‘ideals’ it is implied that they are aspirational; they must be lived into being, for they do not come about on their own, unbidden. The prophets of peace and love understand this, and are willing to suffer the slings and arrows in order to proclaim the hope and hold the vision for a better future. Let us bless them; let us become them, and may we find our own prophetic voice, for revelation is constantly unfolding. For Hope we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.