For Father's Day
Lover of Life, let us give thanks today for parents who watch over children by night and by day, who sit back to support the child learning and risking and discovering and trying, who comfort and who hold and who encourage after failure and after sorrow and teach resilience. Lover of Life, let us give thanks today for the fathers, the mothers, the grandfathers and grandmothers, the aunts and uncles and cousins, the wide network of relations by choice, by blood, by vow, by friendship. Let us give thanks for the caring ones, the sharing ones, the brave ones, the ones who doubt themselves and carry on, the singing ones, the dancing ones, the ones who love and help the children night and day. Amen.