Day 344
Thursday, July 10, 2023

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace
— Numbers 6:24–26

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night, I hate to go and leave this pretty sight. —Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music

There is, today, a goodbye we tense up to make, a change in part unwelcome, but in your mercy, let blessing be found. In your mercy, let there be peace. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster