Let us be open to vulnerability. We avoid being vulnerable, as it feels dangerous to us. And yet we cannot selectively close our hearts to shame, fear, and uncertainty without also closing it to love, joy, and hope. Life is an all-in stakes game – play, or leave the table. May we choose to play for all we’re worth; may we ante-up each day, take our seat, and play the hand we’re dealt. It is a game in which we can only win. For whole-hearted living we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.