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Children

MEDITATION:

Written by Joan Puls, a contemporary author. This is an excerpt from her book “Every Bush is Burning.”

Spend some time with children. Count among your friends and regular associates those who are poor. Learn from the sick and those who treat life as the gift it is. And observe true lovers, or better, become one. Such as these are sacraments of freedom in a world frightened by its own uncontrolled destructiveness and oppressed by its own denial of innocence and gentleness.  It was not by accident that Jesus placed a child in the midst of his adult followers and said: “Unless you become like this…” Spontaneous in your response to life, honest in your assessment of people, vulnerable to the world about you. Children are obedient to their element: innocent joy, eager trust, endless inquisitiveness.

PRAYER:

Written by Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), a Danish philosopher, theologiean, poet, social critic, and religious author. .

God our heavenly Father, when the thought of you wakes in our hearts, let its awakening not be like a startled bird that flies about in fear. Instead, let it be like a child waking from sleep with a heavenly smile.  

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