and we fall often,
straight into the safety net
of your compassionate embrace.
We pick ourselves up
and try again,
secure in the knowledge
that you will always be there for us,
and that we are so much more
than our successes and failures.
Help us to learn from our mistakes
and may we always be sensitive to the strivings of others,
reaching out with the understanding and acceptance that you have shown to us
as we journey towards wholeness in you and with your creation.
Featured image: McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria; photo by Lynne Roberts, Australia