A prayer for our sons and daughters

by Rod Smith

May you become fully human knowing that the natural human urge toward inhumanity helps no one.

May you live fully and completely given that most people don’t.

May you have all the beauty life offers with minimal experience of life’s unavoidable brutality.

May you be rich enough to eat a little everyday and be able to give away something everyday.

May you be poor enough to have to work and discover the holiness of hard work.

May you love and be loved and therefore find your place and significance in a community.

May you learn the fine art of “give and take” and that your giving would far exceed your taking.

May you understand that anger, resentment, failure to forgive, are uniquely individual pursuits.

May you understand that blaming others for anything never helped anyone to become something worth becoming.

2 Comments to “A prayer for our sons and daughters”

  1. Hello Rod!

    I’m one of the students that you will be teaching in the coming week.. Relationships is an interesting subject and I didn’t think we would be learning about it during the DTS haha.

    I think it shows you really care about relationships with people because you contacted the DTS team before even meeting with us. Thank you for your dedication!



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