Before I become too jaded and believe that they are hopeless,
Let me offer a chance for choice,
a glimpse at something better.
Before I become too cynical and say my efforts will be wasted,
used for vice.
Let me recall my own rescue and not deny the same
Before I forget they are your children too,
loved and cherished.
Let me love them as you do, without condition,
Inspired by discussion in Sunday morning Bible class, August 5, 2007.