Today let us remember that the only things we’ll create of lasting value in this life are our relationships. How we treat one another is the final measure of the depth of our spirituality. Our inherent nature will cause us to be unkind from time to time, cause us to be selfish or cruel. We will not be judged for that. Our judgement, meted out by those who know us, will be based on how we respond to our own worst behavior. Let us tend to our relationships, close to home and beyond. Let us be especially mindful of those who challenge our better nature, for therein lies the true test. For kindness unto redemption we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.