It is said that ministers are here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
I say, we are all afflicted, and we are all comfortable.
May our time together this morning be a comfort and a confrontation.
May we here find peace in times of tumult;
May we here invite tumult into lives of peace.
May we here find calm in times of restlessness;
May we here allow restlessness to evolve into action.
Let this be the place you consider what you’ve never considered;
Let this be the place you imagine for yourself something new and unthinkable.
May this hour bring dreams of new ways of being in the world.
Come, let us worship together.