We live for connection. To connect, we must allow our authentic self to be seen. For our authentic self to be seen we must invite ourselves into vulnerability. At first glance it appears a frightening, dangerous place, but when we actually expose ourselves, we find that we are empowered: we are free to be exactly who we are. So let us invite vulnerability, with gladness and joy! We shall be free! For our vulnerability we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.