This week many children are going back to school for the first time after a long time away. Take a moment today to think about the impact Covid has had on children.
If you live or work with children, take a moment to close your eyes when you are with them, and just listen.
If you live near a school, take a walk past the playground during recess and just listen.
Hear the sounds of their chatter, and their play.
Notice the tones of their laughter.
Smile as you listen, and recall your own childhood memories of laughter.
Remember that in each child God is saying "YES!" once again to humanity.
Remember that we are all called to be like children.
Take a moment to give thanks for the children in your life.
And .... say a prayer as they return to school.