Tuesday, August 14, 2007


At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to seek that which is gone astray? And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father how we forget to keep ourselves as little children as we grow into adults. But Jesus was also talking about the children themselves too. To not harm them or despise them, yet we do harm them and despise them. Why? Because we don't want to be reminded of how carefree they are and unsullied. Oh how we once were and how soon we forget the faith of a child. But we also know that Jesus will search for one stray sheep as well as ninety-nine if they become lost. Please don't let any become lost because of our selfishness. May Jesus in his beautiful heart have mercy on us for causing the little one's to suffer. Amen

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