Invite the congregation to join hands.
The hand in yours belongs to a person
whose heart is sometimes tender,
whose skin is sometimes thin,
whose eyes sometimes fill with tears,
and whose laughter is a beautiful sound.
The hand that you hold belongs to a person who is seeking wholeness,
and trusts that you're doing the same.
As you leave this sanctuary,
may your hearts remain open
may your voices stay strong
and may your hands remained outstretched.