To wake up in the morning, and do as much good as we can.
And teach our children love, and to love those around them.
And that EQUALITY and JUSTICE should be for all people. All. And so should love.
And that bigotry is a sin and should be a crime.
And racism is a sin and should be a crime.
And that our systems are important and there for a reason and we need to make sure they treat all people well. All. People. And if they can't do that, they need to be repaired or replaced.
And that education is important.
That violence is rarely the answer.
That integrity matters.
That choosing friends over greed is a choice they can live with.
That the opinion of "the internet" means less than nothing.
But the opinion of people who know us and are touched by our kindness is to be valued.
And to live our lives as close to our ideals as we can muster. And forgive ourselves our flaws. And strive to educate before we alienate.
And believe in goodness, even if it's such a small voice in the maelstrom.
Because there is no choice.
If there is to be a tomorrow.
Blessed Goddess, holy God,
In the future's name we pray.
So may it be.