I tend to choose my words carefully. Sometimes this means that it takes me a while to finish a thought. Most often that time is a blessing given that it often forces me to make sure I am saying what I truly intend. A few weeks back, I found the prayer below and it struck me as being written by someone who chooses her words carefully, too. I found myself particularly drawn to the ending phrase, “Keep me fiercely kind.” In this time of necessary social upheaval linked to global pandemic, it is more important than ever that we are both fierce and kind. My prayer for us all this week is that we learn to be both in equal measure. What could be more hopeful than that?