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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 19, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32
Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Matthew 19:13-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Children were brought to Jesus. . . ."

St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face made this point over and over again. We must approach God as one of His little ones. We must accept our childhood in His eyes. Only in this way can we take the "elevator" to God--to be embraced in His loving arms and lifted to Him.

Children have complete trust in the adults who care for them. Is our trust in God childlike? Do we pray as if He knows better or as if we do? Trusting God is scary, but it is always the right way. God will care for us and bring us home safely.

So speak to the little child that is your soul and tell her not to be upset and not to try to be so "grown up." Tell her to be just as God made her, to return to God as perfectly formed as from the beginning. Turn your heart to God and trust completely. He is true and trustworthy.

- JuandelaCruz
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Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time St. John Eudes, priest

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