John Killinger's book 

Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise 

includes the following affirmation:

I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God,

who was born of the promise to a virgin named Mary. 

I believe in the love Mary gave her Son,

that caused her to follow him in his ministry

and stand by his cross as he died. 

I believe in the love of all mothers,

and its importance in the lives of the children they

bear. It is stronger than steel, softer than down,

and more resilient than a green sapling on the hillside. 

It closes wounds, melts disappointments,

and enables the weakest child to stand tall

and straight in the fields of adversity. I believe that this love, even at its best, is only a shadow of the love of God, 

a dark reflection of all that we can expect of him, 

both in this life and the next. 

And I believe that one of the most beautiful sights 

in the world, is a mother who lets this greater love 

flow through her to her child, blessing the world 

with the tenderness of her touch and the tears of her joy.

Love, Children