Let us hold our elders in care and compassion. As our days draw shorter, our challenges grow disproportionately greater. The simplest activities become monumental challenges. And the world does not wait. May we take time to sit, to listen, to help our seniors, as they prepare themselves for inevitability. Small acts of kindness become great acts of love. Dignity is restored, transitions made easier. We live our lives wholly, from beginning to end and back again. May we live them together in richness and in love. For our elders we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.