The summer warmth reveals life to the full. We rejoice at signs of growth in plants, animals and people. We have time to renew relationships with family and friends. Yet, how often we forget those simple joys and become caught up in our own petty pursuits. Mere gain replaces life truly flourishing. Getting ahead replaces care and concern for others. Your understanding mercy can refresh our dried up hearts and replace the drought with healing rain. Open us to the flow of your love.