Salvation: you keep using that word – I do not think it means what you think it means. We speak of salvation as if we are being ‘saved,’ but the root is to ‘salve,’ to soothe, to comfort. Let us seek salvation in this lifetime. Let us work to salve a world that is inflamed with intolerance, that is burnt by disenfranchisement. Rather than be another irritant to the rash of indifference, let us instead be the balm of compassion. Let us heal rather than harm. May we find our common Salvation in this great garden of Eden in which we all live. For salving we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.