Day 11: September 25, 2013
Who are we to hinder the children of the world? Though not intentionally, we are sometimes a roadblock to children. When we fail as a society to make the world a better place for our children, we hinder them by default.
Instead, let us measure our political, economic, and social strides by the difference that they will make for generations to come. Let us make the necessary changes to protect our children from perils such as gun violence and poverty.
Just as heaven belongs to children, this great earth belongs to them as well. Let it be so.
Holy Parent, Just as Jesus claimed that heaven belongs to the children, let us remember that the earth belongs to them as well. Guide us in creating change that makes the world a safe and loving place, free of violence and poverty. Give us a fiery passion to help children, the most vulnerable and cherished among us. Amen.
Kristen Provost Switzer
Member in Discernment
Monroe Congregational Church, UCC