Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How are peace, love, and joy a part of your life? Do you call this "God"? Some of us do, some of us don't—that really isn't the big question for our faith community. Instead, we recognize and celebrate a variety of ways of understanding peace, love, and joy in the world. Do peace, love, and joy remind you of things larger than yourself? How is our faith community similar to many other denominations in terms of our hope for peace, love, and joy? Feel your connections to many people as you reflect on these thoughts. Those in difficult places wish fervently for peace, love, and joy. Extend a wish or a prayer for the men, women, and children for whom these qualities are only a dream. And give thanks, if true, for the time and the situation you have which make it possible for you to celebrate peace, love, and joy with these children.