Jesus called a child to himself
and told those listening,
“Truly I say to you, unless you change
and become like little children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Help us to understand what Jesus is asking of us.
Inspire us to let go of narrow perceptions
which keep us separate from others.
Equip us to graciously offer the gift of belonging
to all fellow travelers on life's journey.
Restore to us the joy of acceptance,
as we share it and also receive it.
We yearn for the amazing freedom
of letting go of our "grown up" need to
judge all things, change all things
and be right on all occasions.
Give us the courage to open ourselves
to your gracious movement in our lives.
Shape our thoughts and actions
to always reflect your love.
May it be so.
(Based on the writings of Hugh Prather)