Lord God, for a long time,
I disregarded brothers and sisters;
Neither did I show respect
for the earth and all of Your Creation.
These days, by Your abundant grace and blessings;
I have time and attention for the sisters and brothers
who live in poverty.
And, Dear Jesus, I am more attentive
to our common home.
There is a deeper awareness
about how my behaviors contribute
to pollution of air, land and sea.
So, aided by Your tremendous love and blessing, these days,
I can see the dignity of many of the people
who come into my life.
Further, I am more generous
about the gift of creation.
Please help me to lessen my excesses
so that others can share in the clean water
and have pure air to breathe.
Praise be to You, Lord Jesus Christ,
who makes all things possible.
— By a Columban Missionary