Dear Jesus, at times we get caught up
in the tasks of doing things.

The busyness of our lives may harden us.

We act as if our value and worth depend
on accomplishments.

We fail to appreciate the gift of life
and who we are.

You remind us that we are to become
like little children – open to being, open to life.

Help us to cherish Your love for us as we are,
so that in turn we may show a tender
compassionate heart to others.


— By a Columban Missionary