Hannah’s insistence on nursing her child reminds us that all children need deep nurture that they may, as another prophet said, be able to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
When we allow society to deny some children this strong nurture through education, we ignore our human responsibility, both to the next generations and to the future of God’s world.
Holy parent, we pray for wisdom, that we may come to know that all children are our own, and that it is attending to their well-being that we are called. Give us courage to act for justice, to transform the structures that deny so many children the educational nurture their humanity deserves. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran
Accredited Interim Minister
Eliot Unitarian Chapel