Today we continue, for that is what we are called to do. Our procession may not be particularly regal. We may be, as the poet says, slouching towards Bethlehem. Whatever our posture, as we greet the day, may we continue to be open to revelation and to wonder. May we see the world with our wide and grateful eyes. May we receive our neighbor with our open and compassionate hearts. This day need not be noteworthy for anything other than it was lived genuinely, with integrity and grace. For the simple road we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.