Spirit of Life, God of Many Names and One Transforming and Abundant Love,
ever move through our stories,
may our memories and our sharing,
honor the passion of this life as well as the pain,
remember the little kindnesses,
even amidst the frustrations,
and bring us healing where we feel un-whole.
May we remember the strengths found over a lifetime,
and come to carry them forward into our lives.
May we let go of the grievances, as best we can,
knowing that our lives must ever move forward,
not lingering in the pain.
May we find the moments of fondness, and compassion,
that stand out vividly, or remain blurry in our memory,
so that even as we hold the complexity of a life in our hearts,
so too do we hold the love that defines our humanity.