The children in our lives have much to teach us about the ways of God. May we cover them in the grace of this prayer today.
Good Shepherd, the children in my life
remind me to live fully in the present
and always to be ready for joy and wonder.
Carry these little lambs with nurture and protection,
and may they continue to teach me
about unconditional love and trust.
Think of the children you regularly encounter in your family, neighborhood, parish, or workplace. How can you change your interactions with them to better reflect their dignity and contributions?