Dear Jesus,

When we look back on our lives,
we see the depth of Your care for us.
It forms a pattern unique to each
and binds us together in the embrace of Your love.
You call us day by day to love in turn.
We are not without fault or backsliding
but Your mercy encourages us forward
to spread Your ways of compassion and peace
by the example of our lives.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary