We babysat for our four year old granddaughter all weekend. There is nothing better to hear than, “I love you Grandpa.” When we took her home she was so excited to see her baby sister and give her a big hug. Think about how easy it is for young children to show affection to one another. Such simple innocence has a way of reminding us “Sophisticated Adults” what is really important and touching our hearts in the process.
Perhaps that’s why Jesus warned his followers that unless they become like little children they would not enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus called simple, unsophisticated people to be his disciples, not the wealthy and influential. Jesus identified not with the worldly wise but with the “least ones”. He honored the widow who put her last two coins in the collection box.
Today let’s try to remember Jesus’ words and take a step in the direction of simplicity. Think about those you know who have a humble, childlike faith. Think about what attracts you to them. Their sense of trust, like my granddaughter ? Their quickness to forgive ? Their unconditional love ?
Whatever inspires you, tell Jesus it’s something you want as well !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass: https://us.magnificat.net/free
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.