Saturday 18 August 2018

About Today Readings

St Albert Hurtado Cruchaga.

Ezekiel 18:1–10, 13, 30–32. Psalm 50(51):12–15, 18–19. Matthew 19:13‑15.

Create a clean heart in me, O God—Psalm 50(51):12–15, 18–19.

‘Make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!’

Jesus revered children. On more than one occasion, he held up children as living images of the divine and as first citizens of the kingdom. They are filled with awe at things adults take for granted. They find deep joy in small things. They are open to mystery.

So it is that we must both imitate children and value the way they reveal the kingdom of God.

They are not people waiting for the future but are very much a part of animating the present.

May all children live in peace so that they may flourish in God’s presence.

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