Dear Jesus,

Sometimes the challenges of life seem to dim
our eyes and we see things in a narrow view.
Yet You appreciated the beauty that surrounded You.
You spoke of the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.
You welcomed the little children to come to You.
Help me to see and cherish the beauty in
the everyday events and people that touch my life.
Open my heart to all the wonders of Your creation.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary