Prayer for our children

by Rod Smith

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

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

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

May you be rich enough eat and be warm and have time to relax and think every day and be able to give away something to others everyday.

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

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