Bringing Us Home to Love

Bright, otherworldly blue rays from optical fibers in a colored lamp

We light this chalice today as a people dedicated to personal growth.

May it burn away the oppressions we have been taught, and glow instead with the humility of learning.

May it reignite our dreams for a better world, and kindle our joy for simple living.

May its warmth extend out into the forgotten alleyways of exclusion, and bring us home to love, to welcoming, and to all the challenges, the questions, and the blessings of this beautiful path to becoming a beloved community.