We in our prideful counting are answerable to you:
Facing the cost of our pride, we choose you;
We choose you and your compassion;
We choose you, because we trust that,
You do not deal with us according to our sins,
Nor repay us according to our iniquities.
So we choose you… and begin again, chastened and filled with fresh possibility.
Walter Brueggemann, Virus as a Summons to Faith, Cascade Books, 2021.