Teaching our children's children Teaching our children's children

Service Resources: 

As a Child Enters the World: 

As I enter my new family,

May they be delighted

At how their kindness

Comes into blossom.

Unknown to me and them,

May I be exactly the one

To restore in their forlorn places

New vitality and promise.

May the hearts of others

Hear again the musicIn the lost echoes

Of their neglected wonder.

If my destiny is sheltered,

May the grace of this privilege

Reach and bless the other infants

Who are destined for torn places.

If my destiny is bleak,

May I find in myself

A secret stillness

And tranquility

Beneath the turmoil.

May my eyes never lose sight

Of why I have come here,

That I never be claimed

By the falsity of fear

Or eat the bread of bitterness.

In everything I do, think,Feel, and say,

May I allow the light

Of the world I am leaving

To shine through and carry me home.

~ John O'Donohue ~. (To Bless the Space Between Us) 

Richard Rohr on the development of transcendance: Link to reflection

Service Art: 

Image 1: Artist - Bart Cooper

Image 2: Artist- Henry Escobar