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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Native American Prayer

Native American Prayer:

" Oh Great Spirit,

whose voice I hear in the winds,

and whose breath gives life to all the world

-hear me-

I come before you, one of your children.

I am small and weak.

I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever

behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have made,

my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise, so that I may know the things

you have taught my People,

the lesson you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength not to be superior to my brothers,

but to be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come to you,

with clean hands and straight eyes,

so when life fades as a fading sunset,

my spirit may come to you without shame."