We enter into this time and this place… 

We enter into this time and this place to join our hearts and minds together.

We come to this place: the doors open, the heat comes on, biscuits are laid, the water heats, and you all come.

What is it that we come here seeking? Many things, too many to mention them all.

Yet, it is likely that some common longings draw us to be with one another:

To remember what is most important in life.

To be challenged to live more truly, more deeply, to live with integrity and kindness and with hope and love.

To feel the company of those who seek a common path, To be renewed in our faith in the promise of this life.

To be strengthened and to find the courage to continue to do what we must do, day after day, world without end.

Even if your longings are different than these, you are welcome here. Even if you do not have the strength and the courage to pass along, you are welcome here.

You are welcome in your grief and your joy to be within this circle of companions. We gather here. It is good to be together.

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