a prayer for peace and little humans

from icpservices dot orgA prayer from the Revised Common Lectionary

Creator of the world,

you are the potter,
we are the clay,

and you form us
in your image.

from static dot naturallycurly dot com

Shape our spirits
by Christ’s transforming
power,

from ucdavis dot edu

that as one people
we may live out your
compassion and justice,

from rescue dot org

whole and sound in the
realm of your peace.

from liveactionnews dot org

Amen.

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little humans of new york cover imageLittle Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
published in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In conjunction with his phenomenal photoblog and bestselling book, Brandon Stanton has released a pint-sized photobook for little humans.

Featuring some of his riveting street photos of children, the book is 95% photo, with just a line-at-a-time of simple verse running through it, reminding us of the joy and peace and growth that constitutes happy childhood. The diversity of his subjects is the highlight for me. We all want our children to live compassionately and justly with one another, to embrace with peace and joy the diversity they see about them, and serve the common good. Enjoying together the lives and faces featured in this book is a little step in the right direction. Ages 18 months and up.

Please note that the images and prayer above are not in any way associated with Brandon’s work.