Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Luke 10:21-24
Did anyone else ask themselves, “What’s Jesus got against the wise and intelligent? Why are infants getting all the love?” I mean - nothing against infants, they are very cute. It is an important point to consider.
I work with young children in our church, helping them grow in their love for Jesus through scripture and liturgy. The one thing I’ve noticed is that they are so free in their relationship with God. They’re honest, curious, willing to be amazed, and trustful.
I contrast that to myself often. I’ve especially lost my ability to be curious and my willing to be amazed. Life experience has taught me that if we’re to survive, curiosity isn’t likely the best way to put food on the table. It’s hard to be amazed at the lights on the Christmas tree when I’ve seen them for thirty-seven years. But this is what children do: continually find the extraordinary in ordinary life. This is very much like what God does Himself in our lives, to be honest. Also trust - just thinking of the way my 5 year old jumps into my arms from the top bunk, no hesitation! Could this be a radical call to stop rationalizing my trust in God and just trust?
Jesus challenges us to look at those qualities in kids we tend to overlook, and place value on them. For to them the kingdom has been revealed.
What child-like qualities do you have naturally? What ones can you grow in?
Loving Jesus, help us to embrace being like a child to You. Help us to trust You and wonder at the marvels you give us. Maranatha!
Copyright 2020 Jane Korvemaker
About the Author
Jane Korvemaker loves food, family, wine, and God (perhaps not in that order). She holds a Certificate in Culinary Arts, which pairs perfectly with her Bachelor in Theology. A former Coordinator of Youth Ministry, she writes from the beautiful and cold province of Saskatchewan, Canada. She works from home and takes care of her three very hard-working children. Jane regularly blogs at AJK2.ca.