Many paths one welcome*

Welcome to this table,
Whatever path has brought you here,
Whatever load you carry,
Let us rest a while together.

May our hearts be open to accept what comes to us as a stranger,
May our minds be open to wonder at what we do not understand,
And may our spirits be nourished by our time here together,
Before we again take up our loads and set off upon our many paths,

*The title is inspired by an anonymous prayer written by a member of the Ringwood Unitarian congregation

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