Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 25, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 141:1-3, 8
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. . ."
There is a line, no longer firmly drawn, between child-like and
The former is a laudable openness to the new, the latter an
behavior for an adult. Jesus encourages us to child-likeness. We need
come to Him as one of these children. That is we have to set aside all
buildup of selves we have made over the years.
If you talk to a young child, you are aware that they know that they
person; but as a person they're not nearly so cut-off from the things
them as are adults. Most children have a sense of self that is in some
derived from those around them. They are accepting and welcoming --
differences are not a reason for hatred; in fact, to acquire hatred it
to be taught.
Jesus wants us to come to Him like that -- welcoming, open, ready to
His teaching. Jesus wants us to see God. To do so, we must be able to
past ourselves. We cannot enter the kingdom of God unless we go as a
because we carry far too much of a burden of self.
How does one find this child-likeness? One prays. One asks for the
see and accept God as a child. One puts aside his or her notions of
means to be an adult and one becomes God's child, ready and willing to
He says. In this way, one becomes truly the adult, the spiritual
wishes each person to become.
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