you bless us with courage —
yes, the rare outstanding courage
of rescue works, martyrs,
mountaineers, and pioneers on the
forefront of thought and service,
but even more so the valor
of all who bear up under ordinary
hardship and the daily grind of
repetition, dead tired, yet with
a smile. May I remember their
unself-conscious gallantry and
imitate their brave kindness.

Sense how it feels to honor courage as it humbles and inspires us. When we allow ourselves to connect with boldness and simple stamina, we venture into new territory and experience freshly-revealed vistas with curiosity and heart.

“May this patchwork quilt of blessings help to sharpen your taste for the gift of life in its innumerable facets,” Br. David writes. “May you grow ever more blessed, ever more able to bless.”

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