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Today's Gospel: Mark 10:2-16


Here we are, more than half-way through the Gospel of Mark and the disciples still don’t get it. They still don’t understand the virtue of humility, the bedrock for spiritual growth. People brought little children “that He might touch them.” It seems likely that some of the children were crippled, blind, or sick. Still, the disciples shoo these desperate people away. The disciples were not nice about it; they were stern.

Jesus did not rebuke the disciples as He so often does to those who interfere with the will of His Father. Perhaps He used a gentler voice so as not to frighten the children. He might have been annoyed with the disciples. All of us can identify with that emotion, especially when life isn’t going our way. Look as Jesus models a charitable response.
We all have days when we are tired or despondent or way too busy. Look to Jesus in this passage. Stop the action and give a hug to a whining child. That little one might just may be teaching you how to enter the kingdom of God.




In your busy life do you stop and say a little prayer, asking God for help? Are you aware of God’s love even in times of loneliness and despair?



Jesus, help me to start each day with a peaceful heart. Chase away those morning demons that I might feel your love and share it with all I meet.


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