Monday 2 October 2017

About Today Readings

Guardian Angels.

Zechariah 8:1-8. Psalm 101(102):16-21, 29, 22-23. Luke 9:46-50.

The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory — Psalm 101(102):16-21, 29, 22-23.

‘The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.’

Zechariah’s vision from the Lord declares that the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in the streets. If only! Then Luke tells us that Jesus chose an unspoiled child to teach them, and us, a lesson. He held up the child’s sheer, wide-eyed simplicity as a model for all people.

How would Jesus feel seeing what is happening today to this beautiful vision of childhood? Children, we say, are the hope of the future. We can perhaps wonder about this now. Let us pray for the resurrection of childhood throughout the world.

Let us pray, too, for parents. May they see a beautiful, precious gift in each of their children, and love and nurture them accordingly.

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