Though you live in a difficult world,
may you remain true to the principles of Christ.
May you embrace the struggles of daily life,
choosing to enter into a place of tension,
instead of simply fleeing to a place of safety.
May you learn from the mistakes and faults of others,
thus honoring their successes as well as their failures.
And through it all, may you live a life so full of Christ’s spirit
that your very identity becomes intertwined
with the holy and perfect King of Heaven.