However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.
God of the Resurrection, You breathe new life into fallen seeds. You exchange beauty for ashes. You reward our long-sown tears with harvests of joy. How often You have reached out to the cursed, the lost, the broke and the outcast and have transformed them into beautiful blessings. You work out all aspects of our lives for good, and You do so simply because You love us.