As you go from here,
may God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord
give you grace, mercy, and peace.
Do not let your faith or your witness grow cold.
Remember: God’s gift of faith is like a flame;
when the embers of that flame have cooled,
you must fan them again to keep them ablaze.
So remember what you have been taught
and what you have experienced.
Live in such a way that all who know you
may see the light of God reflected in you.
And may the grace of God,
the love of Jesus Christ,
and the presence of the Holy Spirit
be with you and among you
in the days ahead. Amen.