God, you lay before us the invitation to move gracefully towards love, justice and peace.
You beckon us to the mountaintop where you gave Moses the law
so we can consider what it means to do justice and love kindness.
You allow us to experience adversity
so we can stretch beyond comfortable resting spots and grow.
Give us courage to grapple with the difficulties we face.
Guide us by your wisdom to a full realization of our destiny
to be united as one body in Christ.