Archive for May 25th, 2022


Written by Richard Rohr, a contemporary Franciscan friar, ecumenical teacher, and author. This is an excerpt from his book “Everything Belongs.”

One of Jesus’ favorite visual aids is a child. Every time the disciples get into head games, he puts a child in front of them. He says the only people who can recognize and be ready for what he’s talking about are the ones who come with the mind and heart of a child. It’s the same reality as the beginner’s mind. The older we get, the more we’ve been betrayed and hurt and disappointed, the more barriers we put up to beginner’s mind. It’s so hard to go back, to be vulnerable, to say to your soul, “I don’t know anything.”


Written by Jack Emmott, a contemporary lawyer, mediator, author, and speaker.

God, in prayer we ask you to keep all hearts open and able to see the innocence of all innocents throughout the world.

God, in prayer may the children of the world know that we can see the beauty you created in them, their births, their lives.

God, in prayer please grant us the wisdom to recognize that when our hearts are open to the beauty, love, and innocence of Your children, we may find those same gifts from You within us.  Amen.

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