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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Augst 14 A..D. 2010

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 reflection on today's Scripture:

Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them from coming to me.

(Matthew 19:14)
God is Father.

He is Father to Jesus; He is Father to us all.

He sent Jesus as the only Son, the only one Who from the beginning could know God's heart and mind to share some part of that with us. We are all children in faith, and most of us remain children, if not infants, through much of our lives. Most of us battle the "terrible twos" of rebellion and self-determination throughout our brief span on Earth. Some few rise above and grow to be spiritual adults and show us the way - - but for most of us, we remain children.

And God knows this and sent us this special message - - children are welcome. The Kingdom of Heaven is made up of those who retain the childlike spirit as they grow in love. They learn to love without bounds and they learn to love unconditionally. A child will think that their mom and dad are the most handsome, beautiful, intelligent creatures on Earth, even after it is shown not to be the case. A child loves with a heart that is overwhelmed by love, and a child sees only love.

So, God invites us, reminding us at once that we are children - - and of children, the Kingdom of Heaven is formed.

~ JuandelaCruz | email: sriddle415(at)yahoo(dot)com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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