Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Childlike

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Nelson Mandela Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 39 The Proper Amount of Food
Mass: Is 10:5-7, 13b-16; Resp Ps 94; Mt 11:25-27

Although you have hidden these things from the wise and learned you have revealed them to the childlike.

Thoughts go to the classic, The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, and one of my favorite lines: 'Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again.' How might you recapture the awe and wonder of a child while remembering Jesus' words: 'Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven' (Mt 18:3). Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
'Children should be very understanding of grown-ups.'
(The Little Prince)

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