(Often I would open Sunday Service with these words)
Here within these old stone walls,
here in this community of love and justice,
we pause in our busy lives,
to consider what is worthy of our
In the time we are given here,
may we pay attention to wonder of each moment,
may we grieve what is lost,
and may we be grateful
for our life on this beautiful earth
and may we prepare ourselves
for the work love calls us to do.
Just as we are,
may we be the beloved community.