Be careful with butterflies!

A thought for today:
Be careful with butterflies,
For they are fragile and easily damaged;
Do not think you could manage easily without them...
It is not for you to say,
For they are bound up with you in the pattern of life,
And their brief and beautiful existence
Is precious in the eyes of God.
Be careful with people,
For they are fragile and easily damaged;
Do not think that some are more important than others,
It is not for you to say.
For we are here to serve and not to rule,
And the bruised and easily broken ones
Are precious in the eyes of God.

(Br. Daniel O’Brien OFM. Cap.)

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