Think of the children you regularly encounter in your family, neighborhood, parish, or workplace. They 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 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.
How can your interactions today with the children in your life better reflect their dignity and contributions?