We cry out for help, because we are losing ourselves in despair. This is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is a characteristic of strength. Owning our anguish without shame empowers us to begin to change. If pain is to be endured, as surely it is, then something must come of it. May that something be new resolve. May that something be found strength. May that something be deeper love and longer compassion. In a word, may that something be Hope. We are thankful today and all our days. Blessed Be, and Amen.