Just as a father has compassion on his children, the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. —Ps 103:13

Reflection. All my life I have noticed that outstanding people of every religion have something very special in common.

They all possess the fundamental wisdom that we are children of a gracious God, a God Who loves us dearly, and they are grateful. Their gratitude gives them sweetness of spirit.

Grant me, O Lord, sweetness of spirit, which is born of reverential fear. I feel Your compassion, and it makes me happy.