We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
On this day, we listen to a wise man's words:
Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher wrote:
To put the world right in order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order,
we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right.
We set our hearts right in our families.
We have a responsibility to set our hearts right … but what does that mean?
Being family at home, in school, in faith and in the world means:
May our families be the good building blocks of our society:
Little communities of refuge and hope;
Little communities of understanding and wisdom;
Little communities of prayer and play.
Mary, the Mother of God … pray for us
Let us continue our day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen