Monday, March 09, 2009

The Formation of Conscience

I was walking through Gus's school last night and saw a display of crosses created by the 2nd graders. Beside each cross was a petition to God. I was moved when I read the simplicity and honesty of my son's petition:

Dear God: Help me to be nicer to my brothers Nick and Jack because I yell at them too much.

If only my petitions were as simple and straightforward.

1 comment:

David Marciniak said...

Last week the youngest of my nine kids prayed at dinner: "I love you, Jesus. Can I have pizza tomorrow?"