Our prayers become repetitive as our practice deepens: this is because our lives are repetitive, as are our concerns. We live on a vast, unfathomable continuum, a great cosmic wheel. Our problems are never completely resolved – they are merely negotiated for a time. This is not a regrettable state, however: it is simply big truth, which we can either accept or deny. Denial is what will spiral us into despair. Acceptance enables us to live more fully through each moment, whether it is a challenge or a joy. Today may we be assured that we have everything we need to be wholly realized, that we are together, and that it is good. For this acceptance we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.