Your mercy and love attract me to grow in your friendship. Admittedly distractions and inattention get in the way of knowing you more fully. But overtime your fidelity prevails. You share your life for all and invite me to share my life with you; to tell you of pain and loss, to seek enlightenment when confusion strikes, to let you know my joys. Your welcome and patience bring hope, trust and a desire to spread the good news about who you are and to show a like compassion by my words and deeds.