Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Mark 10:13-16
If you observe children on a playground, you’ll see that they are running, jumping, and playing excitedly, full of energy and enthusiasm. As we grow older, at times we can lose that sense of wonder and excitement for life. In our Christian journey, too, over time, our faith can grow stagnant and cold. Distractions and hardships dull our passion for Christ and His Kingdom, and we can lose that initial fire and enthusiasm we once had for the Faith.
Today, Jesus reminds us not only to observe the children around us, but to imitate them as well. He tells His disciples,
“Whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.”
Children don’t analyze or calculate the cost before loving, like many adults do. Like children, we are to run to Jesus without doubts and without hesitation, and allow Him to embrace us as He did the children in the Gospel reading of today.
Today, as each Saturday, we honor Our Lady, who was the perfect example of humility and “littleness” in the eyes of God. In her Magnificat, she exclaims that in her lowliness, “all generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48) From Mary, we learn that the way to become blessed and righteous in God’s eyes is through humility, simplicity, and a childlike trust in the will of God.
What prevents me from accepting the Kingdom of God like a child, as Jesus desires?
Jesus, help me to come to You as a little child. Please remove my doubts and fears so that I can worship You with childlike trust and love.
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Tina Mayeux is a freelance writer and the wife of Jude and mother to three girls. She is a transplant to Mobile, Alabama, from South Louisiana who enjoys cooking, writing, and exercising in her spare time. You can find her blog at Diary of a Domestic Church.