Yes, you live.
Yes, you live here and now in your children,
who radiate joy and almost glow especially
in singing, “I see leaves of green, red roses, too ……..
What a wonderful world!”
Afterwards, second graders ask: Why the tears, Sister?
They understand that I love their singing;
as does everyone in the audience.
They do not yet, of course, realize their real shining (Merton).
Some day, I hope they do.
Grace them and youth everywhere, O God, with the hope, courage, and all that they need to grow up
to live, love and help transform/bless the future for generations to come -
That in all things God may be glorified!
Sr. Sharon Portwood, OSB